Mrs Toyin Bello, who has been married to Mr Dotun Bello for 16 years, wants the marriage legally dissolved, ONITSHA GRA has learned.
In the case filed in Ibadan customary court, Mrs Bello claimed that her husband had denied her her conjugal rights for 10 straight years. She claimed that they had since stopped sharing the same bed.
She also said that Mr Bello has serious sexual challenges which includes low sperm count. As a result, he cannot father a child. This he had hidden from his wife until she stumbled on his test results. That notwithstanding, in a bid to make her husband happy and respected as a man, she got herself impregnated by another for their only child who later died.
Mrs Bello said that she has endured maltreatment from her husband despite her efforts to endure a loveless and sexless marriage.
To crown it all, Mr. Bello is now planning to kill her in order to inherit her landed property, she alleged.
In response, Mr. Bello denied the allegations, saying that on the contrary, it was Mrs. Bello that has been denying him sex. He cited an instance where he had to break the door to her room in order to have sex with her because she was refusing him his conjugal rights.
The case is expected to come up for further hearing on 29th December 2020.