A 45-year-old woman, Oluwatoyin Olafare, has told an Orile Customary Court sitting in Lagos State, that she starved her Pastor husband, Michael, of sex for 18 years because he stopped caring for her and the children.
The mother of four who instituted the divorce proceedings against her husband, also accused the Pastor of battering her whenever she demanded for school fees for the children and feeding allowance.
“I decided to punish my husband with because he was no longer caring for me.
He beats me up whenever I ask for the children’s school fees and feeding allowance.
He abuses my family whenever we have disagreements. He also demands for sex when he does not care if I have eaten or not. So, I do not allow him to touch me anymore.”
Oluwatoyin also claimed that her husband abandoned her and the children and moved out of the house to an unknown place.
But Pastor Olafare denied the accusations of his wife:
“I don’t beat her, but she nags a lot and causes trouble all around the neighbourhood. She is known as a street fighter and because of her attitude, we were sent out of the house.
She does not respect anybody including me; when I was transferred to the missionary quarters, she refused to follow me and so I left.”