2nd March, 2012
A Lagos court has dissolved the marriage between a couple after the wife cut off her husband’s penis with a knife.
The 28-year old woman, Janet Uduak was dragged to a customary court in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria by her husband, Kolawole Richard, for using a kitchen knife to slice his penis when he attempted to have sex with her.
Janet, mother of a kid, allegedly carried out the act because her husband demanded for sex from her against her wish.
Richard was seriously injured and as a result, he cannot have erection again.
The incident happened at 19, Jagun street, Okokomaiko, on the outskirts of Lagos.
After the incident, he dragged his wife to Ijanikin customary court for the dissolution of the marriage.
Richard asked the court to dissolve the marriage because Janet was violent and she does not perform her matrimonial obligation including allowing him to have sex with her.
He explained to the court that he went to her village in Akwa Ibom State and paid N50,000 dowry before marrying her, yet whenever he wanted to sleep with her, there was always trouble in the bedroom.
Richard, who is from Ondo state and a teacher, told the court that because of her behaviour, he was no longer in love with her.
He tendered a photograph of his severed penis before the court.
He also asked the court to grant him the custody of their only daughter.
Reacting, the remorseful woman pleaded to him to forgive her, promising that she will fulfil her obligation as his wife including allowing him to have sex any time he wanted.
But Richard insisted that the marriage should be dissolved.
The President of the court, Mr. S. K. Hussain noted that the relationship has completely broken down.
He consequently dissolved the marriage and ordered Richard to pay Janet N26,000 as alimony.
Last year, an American woman, Catherine Kieu Becker cut off her husband’s penis, with a knife while the man was asleep. She had drugged the man to put him asleep. And after cutting the man’s penis, she threw the penis into a garbage bin and flushed it away as a waste. The incident happened in California.