An Ibadan Customary Court sitting at Mapo on Monday dissolved the eight-year-old marriage between one David Omodiminiyi and his wife, Nike, over complaints of sexual starvation and loneliness made by the latter. The court presided over by Mr Henry Agbaje held that it was forced to take the decision of ending the relationship due to the irreconcilable differences.
Agbaje said all attempts to pacify Nike not to quit the marriage through out of court settlement failed.
He also referred to Omodiminiyi’s testimony in which he said he made efforts at reapproachment, all to no avail.
“ I hereby put an end to the union between both of you henceforth.
“Omodiminiyi shall be paying a monthly feeding allowance of N5, 000 for the upkeep of the two children,’’ Agbaje stated.
Nike had earlier narrated her ordeal, saying Omodiminiyi had turned her to an “unused spare tyre’’ in her matrimonial home.
“He had married a first wife before I got married to him and he is giving her all the sexual satisfaction.
“ I can no longer endure the loneliness and sexual starvation.
“ He doesn’t need me; he is just helping to waste my life away. Though I have two children for him, I am determined to move on,’’ she said.
But Omodiminiyi, who argued that he didn’t abandon her, said: “I have done all I could to satisfy and pacify her, but she has remained adamant.’’ (NAN)