BY BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE
An attempt by one Kolawole Richard to have sex with his estranged wife has caused him his manhood which was severed by his 28-year old wife, Mrs. Janet Uduak.
The woman was brought before a Customary Court in Ijanikin, Lagos State, by her husband, asking for dissolution of their marriage after his estranged wife used a kitchen knife to cut off his penis when he attempted to have sex with her.
President of the court, Mr. S. K. Hussain Hussain, after listening to both parties, held that the relationship between the couple has collapsed completely and dissolved their marriage, ordering the petitioner (Richard) to pay N26,000 as alimony to his wife.
Tendering a photograph of his severed penis before the court, the petitioner said doctors have certified that he cannot have an erection again due to the severity of the damage. He asked the court to grant him the custody of their only daughter.
The incident was said to have happened at the couple’s residence at 19, Jagun Street, Okokomaiko, on the outskirts of Lagos. Richard hails from Ondo state, while his wife is an indigene of Akwa Ibom.
Explaining why the marriage should be dissolved, Richard noted that his wife (Uduak) was violent and that has made loose the love he had for her, adding that he went to his wife’s village in Akwa Ibom State and paid N50,000 dowry before marrying her, yet whenever he wanted to sleep with her there was always commotion in the bedroom.
However, Uduak pleaded to her husband (Richard) to forgive her, promising that she will fulfill her obligation as his wife in the future; including allowing him to have sex any time he wanted but Richard insisted that the marriage should be dissolved.