An Igando customary court in Lagos State has dissolved the 11-year-old marriage between Azeez Ige and his wife, Bola, over alleged sex starvation.
While dissolving the union, the court’s president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said in his judgement that the court was convinced the estranged couple was tired of the union, as all efforts to reconcile them had failed.
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice but to dissolve the marriage,” Omilola said.
“The marriage between Azeez Ige and Bola Ige is hereby dissolved from today. Both parties are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation.”
Ige, a 53-year-old civil servant, had approached the court seeking to dissolve his marriage, on the grounds that the wife starved him of sex since 2012.
“My wife is starving me of sex, whenever I want to make love to her she always fights me and my body is not a stone nor stick.” he said.
He also told the court that his wife was fetish, a drunk, and had once tried to strangle him.
“She held my neck and wanted to kill me but God saved me.” According to him, Bola consumes excessive alcohol and misbehaves as a result.
The petitioner said that his wife had kept some strange materials like horns, calabash and other fetish items in his wardrobe. He added that the woman was in the habit of leaving her matrimonial home for up to a month without permission.
“Whenever I questioned her she fights me. She always engages herself in a physical combat even with our son’s teachers when she goes there.
“And she always fights me with knife, cutlass but will quickly rush to the police station to report and get me arrested,” Ige told the court.
Bola, a 44-year-old businesswoman, however, attributed her refusal to have sex with her husband to her fear of getting pregnant.
“I denied my husband sex since 2012 because of my health condition. I gave birth to our only 10-year-old son through operation and I don’t want to experience such again,” she said. Bola also accused the husband of beating her frequently which was why she frequently left their home.
CULLED FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE