A 50-year-old retired civil servant, Mr Chibuzo Obiedefu, on Friday told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, Nigeria, that his wife constantly demands money before allowing him to have sex with her.
Obiedefu told the court that his wife, Philomena, a 40-year-old businesswoman whom he married seven years ago has made the relationship difficult.
“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,” he said.
The petitioner also accused his wife of infidelity and alleged that she was dating a policeman in their area.
“Philomena is cheating on me; she is having an affair with a policeman and whenever I caution her, she will flare up,” Obiedefu said.
“My wife is telling my children not to come close to me because I am a bad manMy children now distance themselves from me and I am now like a stranger to them,” the man said.
He pleaded with the court to dissolve his seven-year-old marriage because he was tired of the relationship and he was no longer in love.
Responding, Philomena denied all the allegations and said that she is not dating the policeman.
“My husband has sex with me anytime he feels like; and I only demanded for feeding money from him,” Philomena said.
“The policeman is only a friend, no strings attached,” the mother of four said.
She urged the court not to grant her husband’s plea because she was still in love.
Court President, Mr Rufus Adeyeri, adjourned the case till January 21 for judgment.