Sex Starvation Forces Court To Dissolve Marriage
An Igando Customary Court has dissolved the five-old marriage between a 35-year-old trader, Bilikisu Azeez and her husband, Olusesi on grounds of sex-starvation.
Bilikisu said her husband had sex-starved her for two years , since he married his younger wife.
“My husband has been starving me of sex since he married his youngest wife; he has turned me to an abandoned property.
“I have been falling sick in and out of hospital, during my last visit to the hospital, I was told that it was because I have not had sex for long that is why I experience frequent sickness.”
she also said that her husband does not take care of her and her only child.
“my husband does not take care of me, I feed and clothe myself.
“He refused to enroll our only child, who is over four years old in school and has failed to pay his medical bills; I always run to my mother for the hospital bill.”
Bilikisu said her husband always beats her in public while stating the trouble started when he brought in his third wife.
She continued: “There was joy, love and peace in the house until he came with another wife, who has been fighting me also.”
She begged the court to dissolve the marriage so that she could move on with her life.
Olusesi, while responding to the allegations accepted that he starved the woman of sex.
“She once denied me of sex and since then I abandoned her.
“Yes, I starved her of sex, it is tit for tat because there was a day I entered her room to sleep with her and she left the bed to sleep on the floor.
“I made an attempt eight times to sleep with her, but she refused. So since that day, I just put her aside after all she is not the only wife I have,” he told the court.
He consented to the dissolution, saying he know longer wants to be married to her again.
The court president, Mr Akin Akinniyi, while delivering the judgment said that it appeared that the estranged couple were tired of the marriage as all efforts to reconcile them had failed.
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mrs Bilikisu Azeez and Mr Olusesi Azeez dissolved today.
“Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife, each of you should go on his or her separate ways unmolested.
“The court wishes both of you well in your future endeavour. Any squabble between both of you from now on shall be treated as criminal.
“Any violation of this judgment will be regarded as contempt of court and will attract imprisonment without option of fine,” Akinniyi ruled.
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