A 46-year-old business woman, Mrs Funmilayo Adedeji, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday that her husband had denied her sex for 10 years.
Funmilayo, who said this while responding to a divorce suit filed by her husband, Omotayo, added that he gave no reason for starving her of sex.
“My husband refused to make love to me since 2006, I don’t know his reason.
“ I have called members of my family and those of his family to intervene but he refused to change.
“My body yearns for sex but I don’t just want to commit adultery because I want all the children to be fathered by one man,” she said.
The mother of two said that she accused her husband of using their son for ritual because he started making money immediately the boy was born.
“My husband’s wealth came and money started booming after the birth of our baby. Our son is now 12-year-old, but he can neither walk nor talk.
“He wanted to divorce me so that I will no longer persuade him to take the boy to the hospital for treatment.
“ He had always rejected medical treatment and had refused me approaching a church for deliverance.
“I always curse him because he used to beat me; he once beat me to pulp and I landed in the hospital,” she said.
She, however, begged the court not to grant her husband’s wish, saying she was still in love.
The petitioner, a 51-year-old clearing agent, had approached the court seeking to end his 16-year-old marriage over defamation of his character by his wife.
“My wife won’t stop accusing me of using my physically challenged son for money ritual.
“It is God that has blessed me with wealth; I never used my son,” he said.
Adedeji said that his wife was also “ good at fighting,’’ claiming she has the habit of beating him in public.
Apart from the beating, Adedeji also claimed that curses from his wife were beginning to affect his life and business negatively.
“My wife always curses me very early in the morning and those curses are now coming to pass in my life,” he said.
He, therefore, pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage, saying he was no longer in love and would not want to commit murder.
“Please, dissolve the marriage before the devil will use me,” the estranged husband said.
After listening to both sides, the court’s president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case till Sept. 6 for judgment.