A Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan South-East Local Government Area of OyoState has dissolved a marriage over excessive sexual desire by one of the partners.
The plaintiff in the matter before the court, a trader, who lives at Amuloko Area, of Ibadan, accused her husband of seducing her about five years ago, adding that the marriage was blessed with a child.
According to her, “I wish to divorce my husband because he is fond of sex. All he knows in his life is sex and is not an ordinary desire, but a marathon sex.
“He used to have sexual intercourse with me at least six days of the week and it may be twice a day.
“He does not give me rest of mind. He monitors me around.
“Whenever I refused to allow him, he would beat me mercilessly.
“I have told him on several occasions that I am not fit for marathon sex, but he refused to listen.
“On any occasion he had sexual intercourse with
me, he uses his singlet and pant to clean my private part and whenever he did this, I would not be okay and may fall sick sometimes.
“On July4, I told him I would not be able to continue to have marathon sex with him again because of my health; he panicked immediately and told me I will have to leave his house, and that before I leave, he would surely deal with me.
“I called my brother, Biodun Adebayo, to inform him about the situation of things, he came to my rescue and my husband’s mother told my brother that he should take me away because she could not handle the situation.
“I later got to know through his mother that I am
the respondent’s ninth wife.
“A week after I left his house, he came with the police to arrest my brother, that I conspired with my brother to steal his N2.5 million.
“My brother was detained in police custody for three days but I was bailed the second day by one of the respondent’s daughters, Sakirat.
Sakirat explained to the police that her father was lying about his claim of stolen money.
“Last year June, my husband’s friend, Alhaji
Adebolu, called me to inform me that my husband had parked all my belongings to his house.
“He explained that he also told him that he did want to see me and his son again.
“I later went to his friend’s house to park my things. A week after, I fell sick to the extent that I was referred to a psychiatric hospital for a brain examination because they said I was always mentioning the plaintiff’s name during the sickness.
“My Lord, while passing through this sickness, the respondent did not for once ask after me or his only son.
“Early this year, the respondent arrested my brother again and he was remanded at Agodi Prison for six days. He continuously threatened everyone around me with arrest.
“My Lord, I am fed up with this relationship. Please, separate us. I don’t want to die now.”
The respondent, Musibau, an Alfa, in his response to the allegations, simply admitted the claims of the plaintiff, but urged the court to grant him the custody of the child alleging that his wife cannot take care of him.
“My Lord, that’s all I want to say,” he said.
Therefore, the President of the court, Chief Agbaje Olasunkami, in his ruling said: “Having observed the evidence given by both parties, the court rules thus: the divorce on repayment of bride price is hereby granted with immediate effect.”
Consequently, the court ordered that the plaintiff should continue to have the custody of the child, ordering the defendant be paying N3, 000 monthly to the plaintiff as feeding allowance of the child until the child attains adulthood.