A 39-year-old pastor, Andrew Ndubisi, has told an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his four-year-old marriage over sex and food starvation, citing that his body is neither made of wood nor iron.
He said: “My wife (Saraphina) starves me of food and sex. She always gives excuses whenever I want to make love to her. Despite all my pleading, she will not allow me, my body is not a stone or iron rod.
“Apart from sex, she also denies me food; she is a poor cook and hardly cooks. Whenever she does, is either the food is too salty or watery.
“If I complain, she will take the food and dispose of it and she will never apologise; I used to buy food to eat or go hungry.”
The petitioner also accused his wife of infidelity.
“My wife is having an affair. Last February 1, I called my wife with a new SIM I just bought. “Unknown to her, she never knew who was calling; she said is it because my wife was around that I refused to call or visit her. It was then that I knew that my wife was having an affair.
“I refused to respond. I waited for her to do the talking; she started calling me sweet names and told me how much she loves me. “She insisted I should say something; I later revealed myself to her and she was shocked. Before I got home, she has packed out with our three-year-old daughter.
“When she did not return for days, I reported at the police station; I also went to the radio and television stations including a newspaper, to place an announcement of a missing person.”
Saraphina, a 31-year-old businesswoman, welcomed the divorce. The petitioner, however, denied all the allegations against her.