Housewife, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olafare, 45, on Wednesday told an Orile-Agege Customary Court, Lagos, that she denied her husband sex because he was no longer caring for her.
Oluwatoyin , who was seeking a divorce, additionally accused her husband, Michael Olafare, of lack of care.
She told the court that her husband, a Clergyman, “had failed in his matrimonial responsibilities as a husband.
“He gives me blow whenever I ask for the children school fees and our feeding allowance.’’
The petitioner, who told the court that Michael has failed as a father and husband, saying “he abuses my family whenever we have disagreements.
“He also demands for sex when he does not care if I have eaten or not.
“So, I do not allow him to touch me anymore,” she said.
The mother of four, whose ages are between eight and eighteen, also accused Michael of deserting his children where they resides at 56, Surulere St.,
Oluwatoyin further testified that “she left the house since March 2011, so I do not love him anymore.”
Responding, Micheal, who lives at 160/162 Ijegun Road, Alimosho, a suburb of Lagos, who did oppose the application for dissolution of their 18-year old marriage, however, denied the allegations of beating her and lack of care.
“I don’t beat her, but she nags a lot and causes trouble all around the neigbourhood.
“Oluwatoyin is known as a street fighter and because of her attitude, we were sent out of the house.
“She does not respect anybody including me; when I was transferred to the missionary quarters, she refused to follow me and so I left,” he said.
The Court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, while admonishing the couple to maintain the peace, adjourned for judgment till March 2. (NAN)