The Igando Customary Court in Lagos State, on Monday dissolved a 44-year-old marriage between Mr Muyili Oshode, and his wife, Ibidunni, on the grounds that the wife turned her husband into an impotent person.
The judge, Justice Akin Akinniyi, in his judgement, said the petitioner was adamant despite all mediation from the court as well as family intervention.
Akinniyi said, “Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the wife still claims she loves her husband.
“The court pronounced the marriage between Mr Muyili Oshode and Mrs Ibidunni Oshode dissolved today, both parties, henceforth, ceased to be husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,” Akinniyi ruled.
Earlier, the petitioner had told the court that his wife was fetish.
“My wife is fetish, she patronised many herbalists and she had used her diabolical power to paralyse my manhood for me not to be able to marry or impregnate another woman.
“In fact, my manhood no longer stands erect nor functions,” he said.
The 66-year-old mechanic said his wife was threatening his life with a view to killing him.
“I saw Ibidunni in my dream poisoning my food so that she can inherit my property.
“Please, court, dissolve this loveless marriage before Ibidunni kills me,” the estranged husband said.
However, his wife, Ibidunni, denied all the allegations, she said that she never turned her husband into an impotent person.
“I am a Christian; I never patronised any herbalists. I do not know what is responsible for his manhood, he should ask his concubines,” the respondent said..
“What do I stand to gain if I kill the father of my children, he believed so much in dreams,” she said.
The mother of six pleaded with the court not to grant her husband’s wish for the dissolution of the marriage.
Ibidunni, however, said she still loves her husband.