Lagos - A Mushin Customary Court, Lagos,
on Thursday dissolved a 35-year-old marriage between Paul Odunbaku and his wife
Titilayo over sex starvation and emotional abuse.
Odunbaku, 63, an engineer, had urged the court to dissolve his marriage to
Titilayo, for alleged sex starving and emotional abuse.
The court President, Mrs Rukayat Wushishi, in her judgment, dissolved the
marriage and admonished them to maintain peace.
Wushishi appealed to the petitioner to continue to play his fatherly role to
his six children, five of whom, were married.
Odunbaku, had told the court that the marriage had been devoid of love for the
past 21 years.
According to him, Titilayo, a school teacher, has starved him of sex for the
past 21 years.
The petitioner, who lives at No. 11, Balogun Street, Ladipo, Mushin, said the
marriage was contracted in 1979.
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"My wife has starved me of sex for over 21 years and has tried to pour acid on
me. She did not stop at that, Titilayo also on one occasion threatened to stab
me with a knife.
"My wife is very abusive and uses different offensive words on me whenever we
have a misunderstanding and she also throws various dangerous objects at me,’’
Titilayo, who urged the court to dissolve the marriage, said she was no longer
interested in the relationship.
According to her, several attempts have been made by ministers of their church
to settle their differences but it has yielded no result.
Titilayo told the court that she started denying her husband of sex following
more pregnancies after six children.
She said that she had to abort several pregnancies because they could not
afford to have more children.