An Igando Customary Court, in Lagos, on Tuesday granted the request of Mrs. Ayo Amos, seeking dissolution of her union to a 72-year old retiree, Mr Funsho Amos on the grounds of sex starvation and irreconcilable differences.

The 40-year-old businesswoman, Ayo, had earlier approached the court to end her nine years old marriage over sex denial.

“My husband denied me sex for good three years without any reason and he knew that I needed a child,” Ayo said.

The petitioner told the court that the respondent humiliated her because she was yet to have a child for him.

“My husband told me to pack out of his house saying that I am a barren woman and cannot bear children. He told me to get another man, that he is no longer interested in me.

“He refused to pay our house and shop rents when both expired, and ordered the landlord to eject me from the house; which the landlord complied with. I begged him, even when my family members called him to know if I have offended him in any way, he told them that he was no more interested in me,” Ayo said.

The petitioner said that in August 2018, she begged her husband to divorce her after sending her out of their matrimonial house, but he refused.

The respondent, however, conceded to the petitioner’s request for the dissolution of their marriage, saying that he was no longer interested in the union.

“I do not love her anymore, please court, grant her request for the dissolution of our marriage. I have six children, some are abroad. I do not even need a child from her,” Funsho said.

The court president, Mr. Adeniyi Koledoye, while delivering the judgment, said it appeared that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile both parties 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. Ayo Amos and Mr. Funsho Amos 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 endeavours,” Koledoye ruled.

Similarly, a middle-aged man has filed an appeal before a Yola Upper Area Court after an area court in the same Yola North LGA of Adamawa State granted a request for divorce by his wife over his ‘obsession with sex.’

Both man and wife live in the Modibbo Adama University of Technology town of Girei, in Girei LGA of Adamawa State.

The wife (name withheld) had earlier sought for dissolution of her marriage on grounds that each time she had sex with her husband (name withheld), she sustains injuries.

The woman explained to the Nassaraw Area Court in Jimeta, Yola North, that her man is way stronger than her, that his obsession for constant and prolonged sex is beyond her.

She said her problem is worsened by neglect, as he does not give her food nor provide her with other basic needs.

She asked the court to dissolve the marriage, which was contracted on February 26, 2016.

The Nassaraw Area Court granted the relief after due process, but the husband, dissatisfied with the decision of the court, went to Sharia Court of Appeal, Yola, which referred the matter to Upper Area Court 3 for review.

At the resumed sitting of the Upper Area Court presided over by Umar Isa, the Court adjourned hearing on the suit to later in the year.


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