Freeze Curses Fan Over Marriage Crisis With Estranged Wife
A 39-year-old trader, Mrs Modinat Idowu, recently responded to her husband divorce suit in at Igando Customary Court in Lagos state, where she clearly stated that she would continue to deny her husband, one Akeem Idowu, sex until he has paid the debt he is owing her.
The embittered woman who has been married to her 45-year-old husband for 12 years, said in her evidence that her she would not give in to her husband's sexual advances, until he pays all the debts he owes her.
“I have been denying my husband sex because he borrowed N690,000 from me and has refused to pay, I will continue to starve him of sex until he pays the money. Akeem is in the habit of swearing and cursing me with a charm called `Ishan egungun': a specially prepared masquerade's rod and this is affecting my life.''
The mother of two however, urged the court not to grant her husband's wish for the dissolution of their marriage, saying that she was still in love with him.
The petitioner: Akeem, a businessman, had asked the court to dissolve the 12-year-old marriage over alleged sex denial by his wife.
“My wife does not want me to touch her nor make love to her, I am tired of the marriage because I am neither a stick nor a stone,'' he said.
Akeem alleged that his wife loved attending social activities and hardly stayed at home.
Whenever she went out, she would not return home until after five days or seven days, he said.
“My wife will go from one party to another; spending days and neglecting the family.
“I have reported her severally to her father who always calls her to order but there has been no positive change,'' Akeem told the court.
He described Modinat as a liar, not trustworthy and always inconsistent in her words and actions.
“Modinat lies a lot. One day, she told me that she was going to Mushin in Lagos state; but some hours later, someone called to tell me that she was in Igbo-Ora in Oyo state.
“When I called her and confronted her that she was in Oyo state as against Mushin she claimed she was going to when she left home, she cut her cell phone line.
“She took permission on another day that she was going to Oshodi, but someone saw her at Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, I cannot just account for her movement.'' Akeem said.
He pleaded with the court to dissolve the union since he was no longer interested and did not love her any more.
After listening to both parties, the President of the court, Mr Hakeem Oyekan, adjourned the case to July 22 for further hearing while they were advised to maintain peace and orderliness.