32-year-old marriage to be dissolved over sex starvation


Broken marriage

A 64-year-old man, Mustafa Ariori, on Wednesday urged a Lagos Island Customary Court, Lagos State, to dissolve his 32-year-old marriage to his 60-year-old wife, Tawakalitu, over alleged sexual starvation.

Ariori, who runs a rental service, told the court that his wife had stopped preparing meals for him for over six years and had denied him sex for three years.

He said that the problem started when his wife followed one of his friends to Oshogbo for his father’s burial for six days.

“My wife started misbehaving since she followed my friend to Oshogbo in 2010. When she came back and I attempted to make love to her, she refused.

“Our two children, Yetunde, 31 and Bilikisu, 28, who are now married and my club members had on different occasions tried to mediate, but to no avail,” he said.

His wife, a business woman, told the court that she loved her husband and she had been the breadwinner of the home.

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“I feed and clothe my husband. When I had money to spend there was no problem and complaints.

“I usually travel to Dubai to buy male and female wears; my business started dwindling because there was no money.

“This whole problem started because I have no money to spend on my husband again.

“His friend that I followed to Oshogbo told me that his club members has found him a woman much younger than me who he is presently dating,” she said

Tawakalitu said that she had been denying her husband sex because she has attained menopause.

After listening to both parties, the President of the Court, Mr Awos Awosola, adjourned the case till July 12 further hearing.