After forty-seven years of marriage, a 71-year-old mechanic, Mr. Mojidi Osho, approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Wednesday to nullify his marriage because his wife denied him sex.
The petitioner disclosed that his wife, Tolu, with whom he had ten children in marriage denied him his matrimonial right to roll in the hay her.
Osho said, “The last time my wife allowed me to roll in the hay her was ten years ago.
“I’m starving seriously but whenever I click with my girlfriends, she is going to chase them away.”
The septuagenarian also accused his wife of threatening to kill him so that she will inherit his property.
“My wife wanted to kill me; she has been feeding me with poison.
“There was each day I fainted and was rushed to the hospital and it had been detected that I ate poison.
“I thought I’ll not survive it but God saved me and that I stopped eating her food.’’
The embattled man added that his wife was a witch.
“My wife keeps attacking me within the spiritual realm.
“On twice, she shot arrows at me in my sleep which led to sicknesses but God healed me.
“She also buried charm in my workshop and customers stopped patronizing me.
“My wife made me impotent but I later survived it after spending huge amounts within the hospital and herbal treatment.
“Tolu makes my life miserable, I would’ve gone far in life if I hadn’t married her.
“I regretted the day I met her and that I wish I could turn the hand of the clock,’’ Osho added.
According to Osho, Tolu stopped washing his clothes twenty-seven years ago.
He, however, begged the court to finish the wedding to save lots of him from committing murder.
Responding to the allegations, Tolu, 67, disclosed that she denied her husband sex only 4 years not 10 years ago as he claimed.
“I stopped him from sexual love to me four years ago when he started bringing different girls home to roll in the hay, after which he’ll want to roll in the hay me; so I refused him,’’ Tolu told the court.
The mother of ten children denied threatening her husband’s life to kill by poisoning.
“I haven’t poisoned my husband’s food since 1973 once we got married, is it now that I’ll poison him?
“He’s just trying to find excuses to discard me, he came to the present court to divorce his second wife now he wants to also divorce me so that he can marry a replacement wife.’’
According to Tolu, Osho is keen on invoking curses on their children, which affects their lives now.
She, however, begged the court to not grant her husband’s wish for the dissolution of their marriage saying she still loved him.
The court president, Mr. Adeniyi Koledoye, adjourned the case until Feb. 18, 2021, for judgment.