A Lagos based Igando Customary Court on Tuesday, put an end to the marriage between a woman who claimed that her husband was fond of comparing her sexual performance with those of his girlfriends.
Mr. Adeniyi Koledoye, the President of the court, stated that the woman, Adenike, wanted the marriage dissolved despite plea by the respondent, Mr. Tosin Owolabi, who wanted the marriage sustained.
He added that the court was not empowered to shove the will of the husband down the throat of the unwilling wife.
“The court cannot prevail on the petitioner, Adenike, to rescind her decision to quit the marriage.
“It is crystal that the marriage between the couple has broken down irretrievably, and there is nothing the court can do to sustain it,’’ Koledoye said.
According to NAN, Adenike had sought divorce, saying that, Tosin, her husband of seven years, regularly told her that she was not good in bed.
She accused her husband further of being an adulterous.
“I know he was using that as an excuse for his infidelity,” the mother-of-two said.
“I cannot have access to his phone because he coded it so that I will not know about his illicit affairs with other women,” she told the court.
She further accused her husband, who is a teacher of domestic violence.
“My husband beats me up at any slightest provocation; he started beating me during courtship, but I endured, thinking he would stop.
“He beats me even during pregnancies which always landed me in hospital,” she said.
The petitioner added that Tosin was jealous. “He is always accusing me of dating any man he sees me with,’’ Adenike said; adding that Tosin threatened to kill her and might carry out the threat.
Tosin, the respondent, however, did not contend the allegation of battering, but blamed his temperament for his action.
In its ruling, the court granted the custody of the two children of the marriage to Adenike, and ordered Tosin to pay N5,000 monthly to her for each of the children’s feeding.
It also ordered that Tosin should be responsible for the children’s education.