Impregnated, Wife, divorce, paternity, religious disputeThe President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Chief Ademola Odunade had on Thursday, dissolved an 11-year-old marriage over sex deprivation.

Nurudeen Akinpelu, the plaintiff had complained that his wife Folake had developed the habit of starving him from sex.

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Akinpelu, an arabic teacher, told the court that his wife and mother of his two children was having an amorous relationship with another man.

He said, “My lord, I am completely frustrated with this horrible experiences Folake had made me undergo over the past 11 years of our union.

“I discovered that after we had our two children, she started exhibiting strange behaviors such as regularly starving me of sex.

“Whenever I ask her for this conjugal rite, Folake pushes me away, telling me to look elsewhere to satisfy my sexual urge.”

He said he got upset after he found a sheet of paper from a medical centre reminding her of her next family planning renewal.

He explained, “I kept my calm until one day, when I saw a sheet of paper in her bag she just got from a medical centre stating when the family planning she did will be expire.

“I decided to keep watching until not too long after I came across another sheet of paper reminding her of the date to commence another family planning method.

“My lord, I became mad and wanted to do something dangerous to her.

“How can a housewife who has not been having sexual intercourse be doing family planning on regular basis.

“She stole my children one day and it took me one and a half years to locate them.

“I had to report her at the nearest police station where the children were handed back to me.”

Meanwhile, Folake consented to the divorce and accepted most of his allegations, however, she blamed him for her attitude.

According to her, “Nurudeen has not been taking good care of me and the children.

“He is fond of beating me whenever there is any misunderstanding between us.”

The president of the customary court, however, dissolved the union and granted Nurudeen full custody of the children.

“If Folake is interested in seeing any of the children, she should approach the court at anytime,” Odunade said.