A resident of Ibadan, Kolade Atanda, has sued for divorce at the Oja Oba/Mapo Court Customary Court, Mapo, allegations that his wife Dupe Atanda denies him sex.
He said:“My wife denied me two things which are important to me. These are sex and access to my two children.
“Her mother indirectly runs our home because she takes orders from her, but flouts every the instructions I give her, which makes me I feel inadequate as a man.
He added: “I can’t tolerate this anymore. Please, separate us and give me custody of the children.”
The plaintiff gave details of his wife’s misbehavior thus:
“I married my wife eight years ago and for those years, she refused to work.
“I got her a job through the help of my boss, but she refused to resume work on the stipulated date,” he said.
“She denies me sex. Any night I demand for sex, she would tell me her mother told her to pray throughout that night or attend a vigil in her church.
“I encouraged her to enroll for a part time Higher Diploma Degree (HND) course, but she failed to complete the programme.
“She made me believe she was nearly through with the course and that she was working on her project, for which she collected N90,000 from me.
“She lied concerning the project for more than two years. The truth was finally revealed when my friend who lectures in her school helped me to check her result.
“He told me she performed woefully in all her courses and that she was not working on any project. I reported the matter to her mother but she took sides with her.
“Her mum told me she never offered her daughter’s hand to me in marriage. She added that she was already engaged to someone who was more successful than me.
“I told her she shouldn’t have collected the food stuff and money my family members presented to her and her husband during our traditional marriage.
“My lord, my wife and her mother told me that I have no claim over our children because they are not mine.
“She later moved out of my home with the children and took my property including deep freezer, washing machine, mattresses among others along with her.
“She called my father some few days ago and threatened to deal with him if he refused to restrain me from coming to court,” he told the court.
The defendant failed to show up in court after being served court summons twice.
The court president, Chief Ademola Odunade, after listening to the plaintiff, adjourned the case to September 7for judgment.