Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Court Dissolves 10-Year-Old Marriage Over Husband's Inability To Satisfy His Wife Sexually

A marriage of 10 years has been dissolved in a Mapo Customary court after the wife petitioned the court that her husband does not satisfy her in bed. The President of the Court, Ademola Odunade concluded that the marriage between Iyabo Adedayo and her husband, Babatunde, would be dissolved over irreconcilable differences.

“It is possible to take horse to the river, but impossible to force it to drink water,” he said.

According to Odunade, the court tried to settle the matter between the two but their efforts were futile.

“Therefore, in the interest of peaceful coexistence, the union between Iyabo and Babatunde has been terminated,” he concluded.

He further gave full custody of the four children produced by the union to Iyabo.

“Babatunde shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N10, 000 for the upkeep of the children in addition to being responsible for their education and other welfare needs,” he added.

Iyabo told the court that “my lord, I no longer have any feeling for Babatunde again; he is lazy in bed and he can no longer satisfy me sexually.

“For so long, I had been coping with his inability to withstand my sexual urge, but I can’t cope with this any longer,” Iyabo said.

She also claimed that her husband was irresponsible as he no longer provided the “material needs” for her and her children.

“To worsen the situation, he derives pleasure in beating me at the slightest provocation,” she added.

The respondent, however, pleaded with the court to save his marriage.

Babatunde, who urged Iyabo to give him another chance, said: “My lord, please save my marriage, I still love my wife, I will turn a new leaf.

“I cannot afford parting ways with my wife now. I am already an old man; I can’t start looking for a new wife at my age.”

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