A Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan, on Monday dissolved a 13-year-old marriage between Ganiu Aremu and his wife, Omolola, because the wife sexually starved her husband for more than one year.
Delivering judgment, the presiding judge, Henric Agbaje, held that the bond of love between the couple had ceased to exist.
He, therefore, ordered that the 13-year-old marriage of the couple, which is blessed with a 10-year-old son, be dissolved forthwith.
Aremu is a Medical Doctor who works at the Federal Staff Hospital in Abuja and lives at Plot 4, Olusola-Ajadi Layout, Ehin Grammar School, Ibadan, while his divorced wife, a teacher, lives in Lagos.
He ordered: “Omolola shall take custody of the 10-year-old child between the couple, while
Aremu shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N10, 000 for the welfare of the son and shall not falter in his responsibility for his school fees.
“In the interest of peaceful coexistence, Omolola shall produce the child in the court anytime Aremu wants to see him.”
Aremu, who had filed for the divorce, had told the court that his wife had starved him of sex for over a year, besides being extremely cruel to him.
The plaintiff had also told the court that his wife had, besides being unrepentantly cruel, inflicted physical and emotional harm to him and his relatives who have had the misfortune of living with them.
Meanwhile, Omolola, who had in her submission, denied Aremu’s claims, has vowed not to collect anything from him for the upkeep of the child.