17th February, 2011
For trying to have sex forcefully with his wife, a commercial motorcyclist, Adebunmi Makinde, got more than he bargained for in the hands of his wife, Omowunmi, who bit him on his penis.
His wife, a hairdresser, while defending herself in a divorce suit filed against her by Makinde at an Alimosho Grade â€˜Bâ€™ Customary Court, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria, told the court that she bit him because he wanted to sleep with her every night without taking care of her.
According to the 28-year old mother of two: â€œThis man did not perform any formal marital rites on me as he claimed. We met at Egbeda in 2005 and because I had accommodation problem then, he accepted me and from there we became lovers.
â€œWe fight everyday because he doesn’t give me feeding allowance. He gets drunk everyday and whenever he comes back home, he will start cursing me and the children. He also expects me to give him all the money I have for him to drink. The worst part of it is that he wants to sleep with me every night. Whenever I disagree, there is always a fight.
â€œThere was a time I was cooking in the kitchen when he called me on the phone. He gave the phone to a woman who started cursing me. She said I should pack out of the house. Also, there was a time my daughter was sick and the same woman called me the same day she was discharged from the hospital, telling me that I have not seen anything yet.â€
Omowunmi told the court further that she still loved her husband because she has nowhere to go and prayed the court to beg him on her behalf.
The petitioner, Adebunmi Makinde, who resides on 35, Uwagboe Street, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos had in his petition before the court, described his estranged wife as a stubborn woman and urged the court to dissolve their marriage.
â€œMy wife is too stubborn to the extent that I left home for her in September, 2010 when the quarrels were getting out of hand. She is not submissive at all. She always provoke me and if I had not been careful, I would have killed her a long time ago.
â€œShe has destroyed all the properties in my room. Whenever we fight, she bites me on my penis and this led to my leaving her eventually because I don’t want her to destroy me. I have scars on my penis to prove this. I would have loved to show the scars to the judges, if permitted,â€ he stated.
After listening to both parties, the court adjourned the matter for further hearing and appealed to them to maintain absolute peace.