Written by: Ayomide Owonibi-Odekanyin and Biola Azeez, with Agency reports
An Igando customary court in Lagos State has dissolved a nine-year-old marriage over the husband’s inability to satisfy his wife in bed.
While delivering judgement, the president of the court, Mr Hakeem Oyekan, affirmed that the union was dissolved because the wife had insisted on divorce despite several attempts to salvage the marriage.
Thirty-three-year-old Mrs Ifeanyi Samuel, a businesswoman, had instituted a legal process seeking an end to her nine-year-old union to Moses, because her husband could not perform in bed.
President of the court said: “The court has no choice but to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife.
“The couple can no longer stay together because the marriage has broken down totally.
“The parties are no longer husband and wife; they are free to go their separate ways.”
While testifying in court, the petitioner said her husband, in their nine years of marriage, had not been able to satisfy her sexually.
She averred, “My husband cannot perform well, he was not doing his `job’ at all and it makes me sad.
“My husband does not satisfy me, he does not last a minute in bed.”
Ifeanyi also disclosed to the court that she had to force her husband to go for medical check-up from where it was confirmed that he is suffering from low sperm count.
“My husband has low sperm count. I bought the drugs prescribed by the doctor for him, but he refused to use them.
“His refusal to take the drugs had resulted in fighting because I need a child. We have been married for nine years without any issue,” she said.
She pleaded with the court to end the marriage as her love for him was dead.
In his reaction, 40-year-old Samuel admitted he had low sperm count and he is looking up to God for divine intervention.
“I am trying my best to satisfy my wife and I am also trusting God for a miracle,” he said.
He, however, claimed his wife was into extramarital affairs, stating that men always called her at odd hours.
“My wife has been committing adultery, there was a day I saw a text message she sent to her lover.
“I showed her the text, but instead of her to apologise, she warned me not to touch her phone again.
“My wife goes out without telling me and comes back at 11.00pm. and whenever I query her, she would tell me she owns her life,” he affirmed.