…, as court dissolves 7-yr-old marriage
Iseyin—A Grade ‘C’ Customary Court in Iseyin, Oyo State, yesterday, dissolved a seven-year-old marriage between one Baliki Oke and her husband, Arowolo, over incessant demand for sex.
Baliki had approached the court in July, seeking dissolution of her marriage to Arowolo over his frequent demand for sex, although the union had produced a six-year-old boy.
In her words: “My husband wants to kill me with sex. He demands sex more than he does food; he wants to have sex with me six times in a day before he gets satisfied.
“Arowolo goes to the farm very early in the morning and would not wait for me to bring his lunch, but come home in the afternoon just to have sex twice, before he goes back to the farm and would still make demands when he returns at night.
“Anytime I try to resist him, he will beat me till I surrender. I have decided to quit for the sake of my life. My lord, please dissolve this marriage.”
‘Not my fault’
Responding, Arowolo, who did not refute the claims of his estranged wife, told the court that he has a high sex drive.
He said: “I have worked very hard to solve this problem of incessant sex urge to no avail.
“The truth is that I can’t cope with life without sex. I can’t work, eat or play; sex is more important to me than anything else in life.
“I have been suffering since she packed out of our house about 10 days ago; I have not been going to work. I have begged her relatives to plead with her on my behalf.”
Arowolo, who urged the court not to dissolve the marriage, promised to check his urge for sex if she returns.
Delivering judgment, President of the court, Chief Adelodun Raheem, said all efforts to plead with the wife and her relatives were unsuccessful.
He dissolved the marriage, granted custody of their child to Baliki and ordered Arowolo to be paying N2,500 weekly to the court’s Registrar for the child’s upkeep.