Vanguard (Lagos)

17 November 2012

Nigeria: Sex Tears Couple Apart

A 27-year-old woman, Mrs. Morufat Awinle, told an lgando Customary Court sitting in Lagos that after her husband, Musibau, stopped her from having more children, he insisted on having sex with her everyday.

The mother of three however informed the court that whenever she refused to have sex with him, he would beat the hell out of her. She claimed that her husband lacked care for her and their children, adding that this forced her to relocate to her parents home. "It was my mother that was responsible for the payment of the children's school fees and other things".

Morufat added that her husband sent their first born to his elder brother to avoid his responsibility of taking care of him, saying the brother could not take care of the child alongside his own children. But she pleaded that the court should not dissolve the marriage, because she still loved her husband.

In his submission, Musibau informed the court that he did not enjoy the marriage as, according to him, the wife denied him sex often. " Though l was the one that stopped her from having more children, it pained me whenever she denied me of sex".

The petitioner added that despite the fact that they had lived together as husband and wife for eleven years, his wife did not give him peace of mind.

He alleged that his wife destroyed his property at will, and had no respect for members of his family.

Musibau urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of the children.

The court president, Mr. Tajudeen Adewale, adjourned the case for further hearing.

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