One Solomon Acchoyame has been dragged before an Igando Customary Court in Lagos by his wife, Omolara Acchoyame, for allegedly torturing her by applying hot ointments on his manhood whenever he wants to have sex with her.
The 43-year-old housewife is seeking the dissolution of her marriage, alleging that her husband exhibited some very strange behaviours while making love to her.
Speaking before the Court President, Adegboyega Omilola, Omolara said her husband usually waited for her to sleep, then without waking her up, just opens her legs and start having sex with her.
“My husband has three hot ointments which he used during sex for lubrication. These things made me hate having sex with him,” the wife said, listing them as aboniki balm, mentholatum and dusting powder.
“I met my husband 14 years ago and bore him three children and apart from his torturous sexual escapade, our major quarrel has been based on the fact that I didn’t know what he does for a living.
“We fought most times before I left home because I don’t know what he does for a living. He goes to his village three times a week and I don’t know the reason for this since his parents are dead and when he comes back, he would say he does not have any money.
“I would go to my sister to borrow money for him for his next trip. Yet, he will come back and curse me and my family and he doesn’t come home until midnight.
“My husband does nothing for a living. Please dissolve the marriage so that I can start my life all over again,” the mother of three begged the court.
The husband reacts
In his defense, the man said when he met his wife at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, things were going on well for him and it was with his money that he trained her in the university.
“After a while, I started experiencing financial difficulties and I couldn’t complete my own education. I want to perform my obligations as a father and husband, but I am handicapped,” he said.
He denied claims that he ever tortured her during sex, using those ‘hot’ balms.
After listening to both parties, the court president adjourned the matter till April 21, for consideration.