A 58-year-old driver, Kasali Raji, accused his wife of not willing to get pregnant again after the birth of their only child 22 years ago.
He said his wife had aborted a pregnancy that would have produced another child.
Raji also begged the Agege Customary Court to dissolve their marriage as his wife Toyin is “unfaithfull and the marriage lacked love”.
Raji told the court that he was tired of his wife’s attitude to family matters; adding that he moved out of his matrimonial home in 2017 because he no longer loves his wife.
“I stopped having sexual intercourse with my wife over seven years ago. I have not been living with my wife for the past 15 months now,” he told the court.
Raji said his wife refused to have another child after the birth of their only child, a male who is now 22 years old.
“There was a time my wife got pregnant, but aborted it without my consent; when l challenged her, she told me not to disturb her.
“I prayed the court to dissolve this marriage in the interest of peace,’’ he said.
The respondent, Toyin, 47, denied the allegations, saying that she was not ready for the divorce.
Toyin told the court that she was still in love with her husband.
She, however, said her husband was not considerate as he wanted her to carry a pregnancy she had nine months after their first child.
“After I gave birth to our only son, nine months later, my husband forcefully had sex with me in spite of my health condition.
“When I discovered l was pregnant, I had to abort it because of my health and our economic situation at that time.
“We couldn’t afford to take good care of our child or even feed ourselves,’’ she said.
She also alleged that her husband hasn’t been eating at home for the past one year.
“He later stopped coming home and only sends money to his son whenever there is a need for it,’’ she said.
The court President, Mrs Ibironke Elabor, gave the couple time to reconciliation
She adjourned the case until April 23 for alternative dispute resolution.