21-Year-Old Marriage Dissolved Over Sex Starvation
"My lord, Shakirat no longer responds to my sexual need as a housewife and I can no more cope with it."
Babatunde Olasupo told a Mapo Customary Court, Ibadan, on Monday.
“Anytime, I make advances, she either rain abuses on me or run away, thereby starving me.
“Aside from that, Shakirat does not co-operate with me to give our four children quality home training.
“Whenever I want to chastise or beat the children on any wrong doing, Shakirat shouts at me not to touch the children.
“In fact, she is misleading our children against me.
“She is a very troublesome wife, she is in no way ready to allow peace to prevail and I can no longer continue to stay under the same roof with her,” Babatunde said.
The wife told the court that she also wanted divorce.
She, however, asked for the custody of the four children.
“My lord, the problem I have is that anytime Babatunde had sexual intercourse with me, I fall sick and that is why I no longer allow him to sleep with me.
“It is true that our first child stole his ATM card to withdraw money, but the boy has since changed for better.
“Babatunde doesn’t even cater for me as a man should do to his wife; I only get feeling of him through telephone calls.
“He also doesn’t care about our last child who is a sickle cell patient,” Shakirat said.
The president of the court, Ademola Odunade, dissolved the marriage on grounds of irreconcilable differences.