A 35-year old woman in Lagos State is seeking divorce, claiming her spouse had repeatedly raped her.
Mrs. Bola Bamigbola on Thursday prayed an Igando Customary Court to dissolve her 10-year old marriage for alleged frequent demand for sex, and rape by her husband
Bola said that Taiwo, her husband, beat her up anytime she refused to have sex with him, adding that after the pounding, he would still have his way against her consent.
“My husband can sleep with me up to six times in a day; he does this everyday but anytime I tell him that I am tired, he will beat and rape me.
“I have reported him to his family members who told him to reduce it to four times a week but my husband refused to comply.
“Because of our constant fighting and disturbance, our landlord gave us a quit notice,” she said.
She said that Taiwo, 39, was a jealous husband who always suspected that his wife was dating another man.
“Anytime I did not come home on time, he would accuse me of being with a man,” the woman said.
She also accused Taiwo of lack of care, saying that he gave her N500 to feed the family for some days.
Responding, Taiwo, a trader, said, “What causes the frequent fight between us is that she comes home late and I need her to be close to me.”
He said that he cared for his family and regularly gave out feeding money except when he had poor sales. The respondent, however, told the court to grant his wife’s wish, saying that he was no longer interested in the marriage.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the couple has two children, aged nine years and four years.
The President of the court, Mr. R.I. Adeyeri, adjourned the case until March 21 for judgment.