A 69-year-old housewife, Mrs Simbiatu Oduntan, on Wednesday told an Orile Agege Customary Court in Lagos that her husband, Alhaji Mustairu Oduntan, 84, wanted to divorce her because she refused him sex.
Simbiatu, a trader, who lives with her husband at 3, Olaleye St., Orile Agege, told the court that the 45-year-old marriage had witnessed ups and downs.
“The main reason my husband wants to leave me is because I refused to satisfy his demands for sex.
“I have lost the urge for sex. My thinking is not towards that direction again; but my husband still wants sex.
“I have told him to get another wife,’’ she said.
Simbiatu said she could not cook for her husband again because she suffers from swollen legs each time she stood for long.
The mother of four children, aged between 18 years and 25 years, told the court that she supported her husband’s request for dissolution of the marriage.
Earlier, Oduntan told the court that his wife would not cook for him and often went out at will.
“I am tired of the marriage. My wife does not care for me; she goes out and comes back at will. I want a divorce,’’ he said.
The court president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, told the couple to maintain the peace, and adjourned the case till May 15 for judgment.