By Salawudeen Olawale
Mr. Sunday Olaosebikan has appealed to Igando Customary Court in Lagos State to end his seven-year-old marriage to Mutiatu, for allegedly demanding N500 before sex.
“My wife always refuses me to have sex with her until she collects N500.
‘’This, I am sure, is why she has not conceived after the birth of our only child, who is six-year-old now.
“I am fed up of paying N500 per round before having sex with my wife, please dissolve the union.’’
The complainant further prayed the court that his wife, Mutiatu, always threatens to kill him.
“My wife is after my life, she stabs me with dangerous weapons whenever we have some misunderstanding.
“She once stabbed me with a broken bottle on my head and I bled heavily which landed me in the hospital.
He alleged that Mutiatu “used our kitchen knife as pillow’’ and that she explained that her pastor instructed her to use it against bad dreams.
“Many times when I request for sex or during argument, she brings the knife out threatening to stab me.
“She is just aggressive and violent in nature; she may kill me if I continue with the marriage.
“Because of her violent nature, I ran away from the house to avoid untimely death,” he said.
He disclosed that his family evicted his wife from the house for fear of known but that she came back begging and was allowed in again.
“I accepted my wife back because I thought she had learned her lesson, but she refused to change, instead she is getting worse every day.”
“My wife does not follow my orders; she tells me every day that I cannot control her because we are age mate.”
The respondent was not in the court for her defense.
The President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, therefore, ordered bailiff to serve her another summon to appear in court and adjourned the case to Feb. 28.