NIGERIA: 75 Year Old Man Drags His Wife To Court For Denying Him S*x
An Ado-Ekiti customary court, yesterday, dissolved the 26-year marriage between a bricklayer, James Kayode Oguntuase and his wife, Felicia, over sexual starvation and sundry acts.
Oguntuase, 75, had sued Felicia, 53, a trader, to court, accusing her of denying him sex, adultery, stealing and stubbornness, allegations which the respondent denied.
The petitioner told the court that he had caught his wife with three different men, adding that she had aborted three pregnancies for her lovers.
Oguntuase also alleged that his estranged wife stole N35,000 belonging to him, being money meant for the purchase of carpentry materials, revealing that he had dragged his wife to court in 2013 on account of alleged sexual escapades.
He prayed the court for the custody of the children, promising to be responsible for their upkeep
The union was blessed with six children, including Caroline, 25; Peter, 23; Akin, 18; Ife, 15; Rachel, 12; and Tolulope, 6.
‘Why I refused him sex’
However, the wife, in her response, said she denied the petitioner sex on grounds of ill-health, and also denied the allegations of adultery and stealing.
She urged the court not to dissolve the union.
Court president, Joseph Ogunsemi, dissolved the union, saying the marriage had broken down irretrievably as the two parties failed to avail themselves of the opportunity given to settle the dispute amicably.
The court also awarded custody of the children below the age of 18 to the petitioner, while Peter and Akin, who are above 18 are free to decide where to live.
The petitioner was also ordered by the court to arrange for an alternative accommodation for the respondent, the cost of which should not be more than N60,000 and not less than N48,000 per annum.
The court ordered that the petitioner should pay for two years rent for the new accommodation for the respondent and he is also expected to bear the cost of transporting her luggage to the new place.
The court ordered the respondent to always assist the petitioner in the upkeep of the under-aged children, while she should be allowed access to them between 7a.m. and 6p.m. on the day she chooses to visit.