A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, dissolved the 11-year-old marriage between Nurudeen Mabinuori and Zainab on grounds of sex starvation and fear of contracting sexually transmitted disease.
Chief Henry Agbaje, the President of the court delivering judgement held that the court had tried everything possible to settle the problem between Mabinuori and Zainab, to no avail.
Agbaje dissolved the union in the interest of peace and granted custody of the only child to Zainab.
He ordered Mabinuori to pay N5,000 as the child’s monthly feeding allowance.
The arbitrator further ordered Mabinuori to pay N84,000 for accommodation for Zainab and the baby, it was reported.
Earlier, Mabinuori told the court that he was no longer willing to continue with the marriage due to his wife’s stubbornness and violence.
“She is stubborn, she also beats me and seizes my belongings. She starved me of sex,” he said.
Responding, Zainab challenged Mabinuori to tell the court the truth.
According to her, “My husband is carrying an STD. I refused to sleep with him because I was afraid of contracting it.
“He is a womaniser. He has refused to go for treatment, I cannot risk my life for him,” she said.
Zainab alleged that her in-laws are aware of the real reason behind the prayer for divorce.