A middle-aged woman, Soliat Adekojo, has taken her husband, Musibau, before a Grade ‘C’ Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan South-East Local Government Area of Oyo State, over excessive sexual desire by her husband.
The plaintiff, a trader, who lives at Amuloko Area, of Ibadan, said her husband seduced her about five years ago, adding that the marriage was blessed with a child.
According to her, “I wish to divorce my husband because he is fond of sex. All he knows in his life is sex and is not an ordinary desire, but a marathon sex. He used to have sexual intercourse with me at least six days of the week and it may be twice a day. He does not give me rest of mind. He monitors me around.
“Whenever I refused to allow him, he would beat me mercilessly. I have told him on several occasions that I am not fit for marathon sex, but he refused to listen.
“On any occasion he had sexual intercourse with me, he uses his singlet and pant to clean my private part and whenever he did this, I would not be okay and may fall sick sometimes.
“On July4, I told him I would not be able to continue to have marathon sex with him again because of my health; he panicked immediately and told me I will have to leave his house, and that before I leave,he would surely deal with me.
“I called my brother, Biodun Adebayo, to inform him about the situation of things, he came to my rescue and my husband’s mother told my brother that he should take me away from the plaintiff because she could not handle the situation.
“I later got to know through his mother that I am the plaintiff’s ninth wife. A week after I left his house, the plaintiff came with the police to arrest my brother, that I conspired with my brother to steal his N2.5 million.
“My brother was detained in police custody for three days but I was bailed the second day by one of the plaintiff’s daughters, Sakirat. Sakirat explained to the police that her father (the plaintiff) was lying about his claim of stolen money.
“Last year June, my husband’s friend, Alhaji Adebolu, called me to inform me that my husband had parked all my belongings to his house. He explained that he also told him that he did want to see me and his son again.
“I later went to his friend’s house to park my things. A week after, I fell sick to the extent that I was referred to a psychiatric hospital for a brain examination because they said I was always mentioning the plaintiff’s name during the sickness.
“My Lord, while passing through this sickness, the plaintiff did not for once ask after me or his only son.
“Early this year, the plaintiff arrested my brother again and he was detained at Agodi Prison for six days. He continuously threatened everyone around me with arrest.
“My Lord, I am fed up with this relationship. Please, separate us. I don’t want to die now.”
The defendant, Musibau, an Alfa, while responding to the allegations, said he admitted the claims of the plaintiff, but did not want the court to give the plaintiff the custody of the child because she cannot take care of him.
“My Lord, that’s all I want to say,” he said.
President of the court, Chief Agbaje Olasunkami, in his ruling said: “Having observed the evidence given by both parties, the court rules thus: the divorce on repayment of bride price is hereby granted with immediate effect.”
The court ordered that the plaintiff should continue to have the custody of the child and that the defendant must be paying N3, 000 monthly to the plaintiff as feeding allowance of the child until the child attains grown up age.