A young woman, Mrs. Grace Oguche, has pleaded with the Agege Grade ‘A’ Customary Court to dissolve her union with her husband, Mr. Maxwell Madu.
Oguche and Madu have been living together for seven years and they have a son.
Oguche, a former cashier with Dana Airline, claimed that her reason for desiring a divorce was that her husband couldn’t perform well in bed and the fact that he had become jobless.
She told the court that since she got married to her husband, she had not enjoyed sex with him.
She added that her husband maltreated her, stressing that anytime she returned from work, he would always accuse her of coming late, calling her unprintable names.
Oguche said her husband had failed in his responsibilities as she was the one taking care of the home, providing food and money for him and their son.
She said, “With all I do, my husband doesn’t appreciate me. Ever since he became jobless, I alone take care of the responsibilities in the house. I go to the market to buy clothes, food items etc, without any contribution from him.”
When she was asked what she wanted the court to do for her, she replied and the court should dissolve their marriage because her husband could not satisfy her in bed and he had failed to perform his responsibilities at home.
Although Madu claimed what his wife had told the court was not the truth, he nonetheless agreed to divorce his wife.
He said it was his joblessness that made his wife to go to another man for sex.
He said, “I love my wife, but I don’t understand her attitude. She changed towards me all of a sudden. My wife keeps late nights, she flirts around with different men and at times, she does not come home.
“My wife is never satisfied with sex; she complains every time and gets it somewhere else from other men.”
Madu pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage.
The president of the court, Mr. Emmanuel Shokunle, said both parties should go home and make sure they maintain peace before the next adjourned date.
He asked them to come back for their evidence-in-chief and adjourned the case till May 20, 2013.