Woman wants marriage with her impotent husband dissolved

Mrs Ifeanyi Osame, 30, a businesswoman, has asked an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, to dissolve her nine-year-old marriage because husband has failed to satisfy her sexually


“My husband cannot perform well, he is not doing his job at all and that always makes me sad. My husband does not satisfy me, he does not last a minute in bed,” she lamented to the court.

She said she forced her husband to a hospital to confirm what was wrong with him and it was discovered that he had low sperm count.

“My husband has low sperm count. I bought the drugs prescribed by the doctor for him, but he refused to use them. “His refusal to take the drugs always causes us to fight, because I need a child. We have been married for nine years without any issue."

Osame also told the court that her husband always left her lonely at home because he was always on the road, sometimes for months.

She, therefore, asked the court to dissolve the marriage, saying that she could no longer cope as her love for him has faded. In his response, Mr Osame, a 40-year-old businessman, confirmed to the court that he had low sperm count, adding that he was looking to God for a miracle.

He said that he was trying his best to satisfy his wife, accusing her of infidelity. “My wife is committing adultery, there was a day I saw a text message she sent to her man friend. “I showed her the text, but instead of her to apologise, she warned me not to touch her phone. “My wife always goes out without telling me and comes back at 11.00 p.m., and whenever I query her, she would tell me she owns her life. And anytime she comes home, she will enter her room and lock me out,” he said.

He urged the court to save his marriage, saying that he still loved his wife. President of the court, Mr Hakeem Oyekan, adjourned the case till May 11 for further hearing.


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