She always starves me of sex whenever I am in the mood and I don't want to have prostate cancer.
A 77-year-old retired engineer on Wednesday pleaded with an Agboyi-Ketu Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 23-year-old marriage, alleging that his wife often starved him of sex.
The septuagenarian, Mr Kola Fagbule, whose address was not disclosed, told the court that his 51-year-old wife, Beatrice, always denied him sex anytime he demanded for it.
"She always starves me of sex whenever I am in the mood and I don't want to have prostate cancer.
"At my age, I am supposed to be enjoying sex now and not when I am gone; I don't want to die before my time," he told the court.
Fagbule also accused Beatrice, principal of a school, of not caring for his welfare, adding that there was no more love between them.
“I am tired of her and I don’t love her anymore,” he said.
He pleaded that the court should dissolve the estranged union, saying that he could no longer tolerate Beatrice's conduct.
The respondent, Beatrice, did not deny the allegations, but told the court that her husband was a womanizer, "party-type" and jobless.
She also asked the court to dissolve the union which had produced a child, a university undergraduate.
The Court President, Mr O. T. Williams, adjourned the case to April 4 for "review of facts of the matter’’.