by Isi Esene
How do we report this with a straight face?
The Customary court of Badagry got some bizarre marital revelations on Tuesday when Aderonke Akinyemi, a 38year old housewife asked it to dissolve their marriage over allegations suggesting her husband had refused her sex for about four years.
In her words: “For four years my husband did not ‘sex me’. When he comes back from work he always gave excuses of tiredness or sickness”.
Responding to her allegations, Akinyemi, 45, told the court that he accepted the divorce since his wife asked for it.
He however gave a different account from his wife’s, saying “My wife always turns me down each time I want to have sex with her and she does not give any reason for her action”. He explained that his wife always moved out of the house whenever he comes back from work which is based in Shagamu, Ogun State.
Reacting to the husband’s defense, the petitioner blamed Akinyemi, saying that he had said he wanted only two children which they already had.
The woman who accused the husband of ignoring her continued saying, “On three occasions when I was pregnant for him, he asked me to abort it, so because of this, I refused to allow him have sex with me again”.
According to TalkOfNaija, the president of the court, A.B. Kudaisi, advised them to go back home for possible reconciliation and adjourned the case till July 23. He admonished them to put the interest of their children into consideration in making their decisions.