6th July, 2011
An unemployed man seeking dissolution of his marriage, Mr. Friday Godspower stunned an Agege Grade â€˜Aâ€™ Customary Court, Lagos when he narrated how his estranged wife, Ekaette, bit him on the penis and injured him in the process during one of their altercations.
â€œI was playing with my daughter in the parlour when suddenly she came in from the bedroom naked and pulled my penis. As I was struggling with her, she held it tightly and this caused me a lot of pains.
“My penis is no longer functioning as it ought to be,â€ he told the court.
He appealed to the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of his only daughter called Precious.
In his petition, he accused his wife of sleeping with men in her place of work.
Responding to the allegations, Ekaette denied them and pleaded with the court to grant her custody of her daughter.
“I can take care of her because I am the one taking care of my husband and performing other responsibilities in the house.
â€œI am not suffering and this court should not allow my daughter to suffer and die in the hands of someone I do not know,” she stated.
She accused her husband of being a homosexual and a yahoo-yahoo fraudster.
Delivering judgment in the matter, the president of the court, Mr. E.B. Shokunle said the couple did not have sweet courtship and solid foundation. He evoked the Lagos State Customary Court Law 2003, Order 7, Rule 3,Cap.19 and dissolved the union.
He warned them to keep the peace and granted custody of their daughter to the defendant.
He advised the petitioner to pay N5,000 monthly for the childâ€™s upkeep.
â€”Ibrahim bakare and uzebu Christie