In an attempt to punish his ‘sex-starved’ wife, and make her change for the better, a man has admitted to an Ibadan Customary Court sitting in Agodi on Friday that he was on “sex strike” in the last one month.
This is even as the housewife, Sherifat Asimiyu pleaded today with the court to dissolve her 10-year-old marriage with Mr Saheed Asimiyu.
The housewife had told the court that apart from starving her of sex, Saheed was also in the habit of beating and biting her whenever they have domestic quarrels.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the complainant as saying that she could no longer cope without sex, as her husband had not slept with her in the last six months.
She said, “There is no doubt about his ability to provide food, money and other material things for me and the two children of the union but I am not satisfied with all these without sex.
“He abandoned me deliberately, I cannot take it anymore because I am still young and I see no reason for his action.
“To make the issue worst, he was in the habit of beating and biting me whenever we have misunderstanding over minor issues.”
In admission, the husband, who is a motor spare parts dealer, told the court that he had starved his wife of sex, as he was on “sex strike” in the last one month, to punish the woman for her bad character – in a bid to make her turn a new leaf.
The husband told Chief Mukaila Balogun, the president of the court, that he had warned her several times to stop associating with bad friends, but she had ignored him.
Saheed also said that he would not prevent his wife from getting the divorce she asked for, “if that is what will make her satisfied”.
In his judgement, Chief Balogun, upheld the prayer of the woman and approved the dissolution of the marriage.
The judge further ordered the defendant to be paying N6,000 to Sherifat as monthly allowance for the upkeep of their two children.