A married woman from Nigeria, Toyin Bello has dragged her husband to court praying for the annulment of her marriage because her husband is impotent.
In a court hearing in Ibadan, Toyin said her husband is impotent and has starved her sexually for ten years, and for this reason, she wants their 16-year old marriage annulled. She told the court that she had to get pregnant by someone else as she could no longer bear the shame of childlessness.
“I got pregnant by someone to shield my husband from the shame of childlessness. He refused me sex for 10 years. He also wants to kill me so that he will inherit my house,” she said.
“I left my home and now live in a Church at Asi area in Ibadan. My lord, I cannot continue to waste my time with Dotun, age is no longer on my side, please dissolve our union.”
Henry Agbaje, president of the court, dissolved the marriage and ordered Dotun to move out of the shared property within seven days.
He also said any attempt to cause a breach of the peace would be treated as a criminal offense.
Dotun, however, opposed the suit and asked the court to plead with his wife.
“I agree that I have a medical condition that prevents me from having a child. She also locked me out of her room,” he said.