The five years marriage between a 35 years old trader , Bilikisu Azeez and her husband, Olusesi, was on Friday dissolved by an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on the grounds of sex – starvation .
Bilikisu had told the court that her husband, Olusesi, starved her of sex for more than two years, a development which , she said , had affected her health.
“ My husband has been starving me of sex since he married his youngest wife ; he has turned me to an abandoned property.
“I have been falling sick in and out of the hospital , during my last visit to the hospital , I was told that it was because I have not had sex for long that is why I experience frequent sickness . ”
She also accused her husband of not caring for her and the only child of the marriage , saying “my husband does not take care of me , I feed and clothe myself .
“ He refused to enroll our only child , who is over four years old in school and has failed to pay his medical bills ; I always run to my mother for the hospital bill . ”
Bilikisu , who also accused her husband of battery , said he had beaten her publicly which resulted in her fainting.
According to her , the trouble started when her husband brought in a third wife .
She continued : “ There was joy , love, and peace in the house until he came with another wife , who has been fighting me also. ”
She urged the court to dissolve the union so that she can move on with her life .
Olusesi , in his response to the allegations, accepted that he starved the woman of sex.
“She once denied me of sex and since then I abandoned her .
“ Yes , I starved her of sex, it is tit for that because there was a day I entered her room to sleep with her and she left the bed to sleep on the floor .
“ I made an attempt eight times to sleep with her , but she refused . So since that day, I just put her aside after all she is not the only wife I have , ” he told the court.
The 45 – year – old building contractor also consented to the dissolution of the marriage , saying he too was no longer interested in the marriage .
The court president , Mr. Akin Akinniyi , while delivering the judgment said that it appeared that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage as all efforts to reconcile them had failed .
“ Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage , this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage .
“ The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mrs . Bilikisu Azeez and Mr. Olusesi Azeez dissolved today .
“ Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife , each of you should go on his or her separate ways unmolested .
“ The court wishes both of you well in your future endeavour . Any squabble between both of you from now on shall be treated as criminal .
“ Any violation of this judgment will be regarded as contempt of court and will attract imprisonment without an option of fine , ” Akinniyi ruled .