An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday granted the request of Mr Sunday Olaosebikan seeking to dissolve the 7 year old marriage between him and his wife, Mrs Mutiatu Olaosebikan.
Delivering his judgment, the President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said from all indications it appeared that the estranged couple were tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile them had failed.
“The court pronounce the marriage between Mr Sunday Olaosebikan and Mrs Mutiatu Olaosebikan dissolved today, both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance or molestation,” he said.
The court also granted the custody of the only child of the marriage to the mother.
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Earlier, Mr Sunday Olaosebikan, had told the court that his wife had always refused him sex until she collected at least N500 and that he was tired of having to pay before having sex with his own wife.
He also told the court that Mutiatu had threatened to kill him, adding that she stabbed him with dangerous weapons on several occasions when they had misunderstandings.
“My lord, she once stabbed me with a broken bottle on my head and I bled heavily which landed me in the hospital.
“Mutiatu places her kitchen knife under her pillow and when I queried her, she said her pastor instructed her to use it anytime she had bad dreams.
“But whenever I requested for sex or during an argument, she brings out the knife threatening to stab me,’’ he said.
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He described his wife as a quarrelsome and violent person, saying “she may kill me if I continue with the marriage.”
“I ran away from the house to avoid untimely death.
“Also because of her bad behaviour, she could not get a steady job.”
The 42-year-old businessman begged the court to terminate the union on grounds of lack of love.
However, Mutiatu, said her husband, Sunday, usually discharged his sperm on the floor during sexual intercourse.
“My husband no longer releases sperm into me when we have sex. He is in the habit of pouring his sperm on the floor, he does not want me to get pregnant again.
“He started this withdrawal method five years ago; I only have one child who is six years old; now, he can go more than six rounds, but will never release the sperm into me, instead he pours it on the floor.
“Whenever I queried him about the withdrawal method, he could not give a satisfactory answer,’’ she said.
The wife said her husband was an “untamed chatterbox,’’ who cannot keep the family secrets.
She said he has a habit of discussing their family issues with his relatives, friends and even, the public.
“There was a day I was attacked spiritually and blood was gushing out of my eyes, nose and mouth.
“When I was rushed to a prayer house, I was told that my husband caused the sickness because he talks too much about our affairs in the public,’’ she said.
The 34-year-old trader also described her husband as ungenerous as she has been the one taking care of their baby from birth.
“My husband turned me into a punching bag that anytime we had misunderstandings, he would beat the hell out of me.”
She urged the court to grant her husband’s request for the dissolution of the marriage as she was also tired of the union.
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