By Adeola Adenuga
A housewife, Mrs. Modupe Falola, stunned Agege Grade A Customary Court when she said that her husband, Mr. Falilu Falola, denied her sex for five years. The mother of one claimed that trouble started when her husband returned from church one day and told her that she was suffering from a generational curse which she had to pray fervently about for deliverance.
She added that her husband took advantage of what he heard from his prophet to treat her badly. “ I was heavily pregnant then and immediately I delivered the baby, my husband stopped having sex with me and as well stopped giving me money for the upkeep of the only child of the marriage”, the defendant in the case of divorce instituted by her husband stated.
She alleged that Falilu failed to take care of her and the child and whenever her parents invited him for reconciliation, he refused to honour the invitation. In a counter position, Falola told the court that he met his enstranged wife through a close friend, saying that when his friend discussed about her, he told him he was not interested.
He said Modupe was secretary to his friend. The petitioner claimed that he later got to know after three months that the marriage arrangement was a conspiracy between his friend and Modupe.
“I would not have agreed to marry her but l had to sympathize with her when she claimed that her sister‘s husband had sent her away on the excuse that he was travelling abroad and, since we had been dating, I had to give the marriage plan a second thought,“ he said.
Falilu said he regretted later when he discovered that Modupe was troublesome and always picked quarrel with neighbours. The petitioner claimed that what really gave him concern was that his wife quarrelled with his house boy of many years, and the boy left in annoyance.
Falilu vowed that even if the court paved the way for settlement, he had made up his mind not to have anything to do with her “because we are not compatible”. “ I stopped having sex with her five years ago, because of her bad behaviour; besides, Modupe is not friendly with the children l had from my previous marriage”.
He urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of the only child of the union.
Meanwhile, the court president, Mr. Emmanuel Shokunle, adjourned the case till August 7, 2012 for further hearing and warned the couple to maintain absolute peace.