"I am hypertensive and the doctor told me that I should always make love to my wife to reduce the high blood pressure; but my wife was always denying me sex."
A 50-year-old trader, Muinatu Aliu, on Wednesday told an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State that she denied her husband sex because she usually felt pains anytime he made love to her .
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the respondent and mother of four, Muinatu, disclosed this while testifying in a divorce petition instituted by her husband, Awopeju Aliu, 58.
Muinatu, however, pleaded with the court to save her 25-year-old marriage.
"I usually have a painful sexual experience whenever I am having an intercourse with my husband.
"And when I related my experience to a woman in my neighbourhood, she said may be my husband was using sex enhancing drugs; so I was always denying him sex.
"I usually feel so sick after sex, but I am ready to seek medical attentions so as to save my marriage from collapse.
"I promise to make love to him anytime he wishes,’’ she said.
However, the husband urged the court to dissolve the marriage despite his wife’s pleas, while also praying the court to award him custody of their children.
"I am hypertensive and the doctor told me that I should always make love to my wife to reduce the high blood pressure; but my wife was always denying me sex.
“I don’t want her anymore. I want to marry another wife," Awopeju Aliu, a resident of Awopeju Close, Igbogbo in Ikorodu said.
The President, Mr Olu Adebiyi, adjourned the case to Sept.10 for possible reconciliation.
Adebiyi ruled that the couple should remain in peace until the next adjourned date.