By Rashidat Akashat with agency report
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday dissolved the marriage of Mutiatu Olaosebikan and Sunday Olaosebikan.
According to journalists, Sunday told the court that his wife always collected at least N500 from him before sex but he was tired of it.
He also said that his wife is very aggressive and had threatened and attempted to kill him on several occasions.
“My lord, she once stabbed me with a broken bottle on my head and I bled heavily which landed me in the hospital.
“Mutiatu places her kitchen knife under her pillow and when I queried her, she said her pastor instructed her to use it anytime she had bad dreams.”
“But whenever I requested for sex or during an argument, she brings out the knife threatening to stab me.”
Sunday said that he is planning to leave his matrimonial home to avoid being killed by her.
The 42-year-old businessman prayed to court to dissolve the marriage as there is no longer love.
Meanwhile, Mutiatu accused her husband of using withdrawal method during intimacy with her.
“My husband no longer releases sperm into me when we have sex. He is in the habit of pouring his sperm on the floor, he does not want me to get pregnant again.
“He started this withdrawal method five years ago. I only have one child who is six years old; now, he can go more than six rounds, but will never release the sperm into me, instead he pours it on the floor.
“Whenever I queried him about the withdrawal method, he could not give a satisfactory answer,” she said.
She also said that her husband was a tell tale who cannot keep his family secrets.
The respondent said that he has a habit of sharing their family issues with his relatives, friends and even the public.
“There was a day I was attacked spiritually and blood was gushing out of my eyes, nose and mouth.
“When I was rushed to a prayer house, I was told that my husband caused the sickness because he talks too much about our affairs in the public,”she said.
The 34-year-old trader also described her husband as tight-fisted as she has been the one taking care of their baby from birth.
“My husband turned me into a punching bag that anytime we had misunderstandings, he would beat the hell out of me.”
She urged the court to grant her husband’s request for the dissolution of the marriage as she was also tired of the union.
Delivering his judgment, the President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said from all indications it appeared that the estranged couple were tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile them had failed.
“Since both parties had consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.
“The court pronounce the marriage between Mr Sunday Olaosebikan and Mrs Mutiatu Olaosebikan dissolved today, both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance or molestation,” he said.
The court also granted the custody of the only child of the marriage to the mother.