A husband has told a divorce court that his wife demands for money before she allows him to sleep with her.
One Chibuzo Obiedefu, has asked an Igando Customary Court sitting in Lagos, to annul his 7-year-old marriage to his wife, Philomena, on the grounds that she demands for money before allowing him to sleep with her.
The 50-year-old retired civil servant openly told the court that his wife treats him like a sex customer by asking him to pay before he could have sex with her, an action which prompted him to seek for the nullification of their marriage.
He also accused Philomena of sleeping around with other men including a police officer in their area, as well as creating enmity between him and his children.
"My wife is always starving me of sex and if she will allow me, she will ask me to pay for it. And if I refuse to give her money and wanted to sleep with her by force, she would hit me with any dangerous weapon she could lay her hands on.
Philomena is cheating on me; she is having an affair with a policeman and whenever I caution her, she will flare up.
My wife is telling my children not to come close to me because I am a bad man. My children now distance themselves from me and I am now like a stranger to them."
But on her part, the 40-year-old Philomena denied the allegations leveled on her by her husband, accusing him instead of not living up to his responsibilities as a father, not providing for the family and swore that she does not deny him of sex, urging the court not to dissolve the marriage as she is still in love with her husband.
"My husband has sex with me anytime he feels like; and I only demanded for feeding money from him.
The policeman is only a friend, no strings attached."