A 45-year-old trader in Lagos, Mrs Helen Otike, has asked an Igando Customary Court to dissolve her 18-year-old marriage to Godwin, for not sleeping with her for nine years.
According to her, the woman who does not have a child from the union, claimed her husband does not want her to have a child and they live like strangers in the house.
Vanguard reports that she went ahead to say that since her husband married another woman seven years ago in Abuja, he has abandoned her in his five-bedroom duplex in Lagos and has relocated to Abuja.
She said: “My husband does not want me to have a child; he has refused to sleep with me. We live as strangers in the house: no intimacy, no relationship. My husband relocated to Abuja and left only me in the house he built; he refused to take care of me. Whenever I call him, he always told me that he will call me back, which he never did.
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“On two occasions, I traveled to Abuja. I was able to locate where he is working, but he refused to take me to his house. It was later I heard that he had married another woman in Abuja, who has children for him.
“When my husband went to Abuja, I connected him with my brother, who accommodated him for two years and also introduced him to a business. But he duped the people my brother introduced him to and ran away from my brother’s house and my brother was arrested.
“I stumbled on pictures of my husband’s wedding. I confronted him with the pictures and he confessed that he married the woman when he was in the world. I accepted his plea, but not long after, he impregnated another woman before relocating to Abuja. My husband has children from three women. I also want to be a mother, please dissolve the union so that I can move on with my life,” she begged the court.
Negating all the allegations, Godwin Otike, a businessman, said that he stopped making love to his wife when he was told that her mother was behind his predicament. He said:
"My mother told me that my mother-in-law was responsible for my downfall, which I strongly believed because my health and businesses were booming until I married my wife. When my mother-in-law was invited to come and say what she knows about my businesses and health, she refused to come.
“Because of that, I have to stop any intimacy with her daughter and that also made me to abandon her in my house to relocate to Abuja to start a new life.”
He however went on to say his wife was a good woman and that he loved her, but because of her mother’s demonic nature he had to run for his dear life.