May 23, 2012 – A Lagos-based advertising practitioner, Mr. Olalekan Fadolapo, has filed a divorce suit against his wife, Funke, at the Ikeja Grade’A’ Customary Court, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, for starving him of sex for two years.
Fadolapo, who is seeking the dissolution their marriage, also accused his wife, who is a businesswoman, of infidelity and engaging in extra-marital affairs.
He told the court that the last time he had sex with his wife was on 2 April, 2010, which was his birthday.
He added that he considered the act as a birthday gift from her.
“I told her to stop calling men on the phone and that she should find a way to make her marriage work. She would not listen. She was fond of making secret calls to a man she was befriending. She also sent text messages to him often.
“She had deprived me of sex for about two years before I decided to bring the case before this court last year. It was on April 2, 2010, which was my birthday, that she allowed me to make love to her which I considered to be a birthday gift from her.”
Funke, the respondent, however, denied all the allegations levelled against her by her husband, saying, it was because of her poor health that they both agreed to refrain from having sex together based on doctor’s advice. She said as a wife, she tried all her best to fulfil her part despite her non -sexual urge due to her ill- health, adding that yet, her husband would tell her that she’s not good in bed anymore.
“It was because of my poor health that we both agreed to refrain from having sex together based on my doctor’s advice. Besides, whenever l wanted to fulfil my marital role in bed, he would tell me not to kill myself for nothing and that I was not good in bed anymore. So as a wife, l tried to fulfil my part despite my non -sexual urge due to my ill- health,” she said.
The business woman further accused her husband of using her ill-health to cheat on her by sleeping with a number of women. After listening to both parties, the President of the court, Alhaji L.A Ipaye, adjourned the case for further hearing.