2 Police Inspectors In Messy Divorce Over Sex Denial For 8 Years
The marriage between two Police officers, Inspector Simon Gabriel and his estranged wife, Inspector Adoba Odeligbo, has collapsed after the man chased the wife away from their matrimonial home and denied her sex for 8 years.
Thus, the wife has approached the Makurdi Upper Area Court in Benue State, to dissolve the marriage so that she can be free to have sex because their marriage was conducted in a native way, which forbids her to sleep with another man.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the embittered wife, Inspector Odeligbo, told the Court that her husband paid N5 as her bride price and she was prepared to pay 1,000 times fold of the bride price so that she can be free to sleep with another man.
Mrs. Odeligbo told the Court during her testimony that the marriage between her and Gabriel had broken down irretrievably.
She explained that she got married to Gabriel in 2005 under the Idoma Native Laws and she has two children but on March 8, 2014, Gabriel sent her out of their matrimonial home because she requested to attend a marriage ceremony and since then she has not slept with any man because of their culture.
“I want the Court to dissolve this marriage so that I can have my freedom; because of our tradition I can’t do anything now that we are still legally married, even though we are separated.”
“He paid N5 as bride price. I am ready to give him N5, 000.
All efforts to reconcile us failed. My offence is that I asked for permission to attend a marriage ceremony. He became aggressive and said I was not his wife so I should not tell him about my movement.”
“We did everything but he refused. I pleaded with him but he refused. Even the apartment he is staying in Lafia was the one given to me by the Police” she said.
She prayed to the Court to order her husband to cater for his kids, also pay their school fees and other expenses for the children.
After listening to the petitioner, the President of the Court, Rose Ioryshe, adjourned the case till 10th September, 2021, for defence by her husband.