A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Tuesday dissolved the 10-year-old marriage between one Iyabo Adedayo and her husband, Babatunde, over lack of sexual satisfaction and irresponsibility.
â€œIt is possible to take horse to the river, but impossible to force it to drink water.
â€œThe court tried to settle the matter between Iyabo and Babatunde, but there was no solution.
â€œTherefore, in the interest of peaceful coexistence, the union between Iyabo and Babatunde has been terminated.
â€œIyabo shall take custody of the four children produced by the union.
â€œBabatunde shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N10, 000 for the upkeep of the children in addition to being responsible for their education and other welfare needs,â€ he said.
Iyabo, the petitioner, had told the court that the respondent had been unable to satisfy her sexually.
â€œMy lord, I no longer have any feeling for Babatunde again; he is lazy in bed and he can no longer satisfy me sexually.
â€œFor so long, I had been coping with his inability to withstand my sexual urge, but I canâ€™t cope with this any longer.
â€œMy husband is also unable to take care of the material needs of our children and I.
â€œTo worsen the situation, he derives pleasure in beating me at the slightest provocation,â€ Iyabo said.
The respondent, however, pleaded with the court to save his marriage.
Babatunde, who urged Iyabo to give him another chance, said: â€œMy lord, please save my marriage, I still love my wife, I will turn a new leaf.
â€œI cannot afford parting ways with my wife now. I am already an old man; I canâ€™t start looking for a new wife at my age.â€™â€™