A 48-year-old pastor, Abayomi Adegboyega, is seeking dissolution of his 16-year-old marriage, alleging that his wife always demands `bribe’ from him before sex.
Adegboye told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Wednesday to end the marriage on grounds that his wife, Risikat, denied him sex.
“My wife starves me of sex, she will never allow me to sleep with her unless I give her money or buy her a gift,” he said.
He said that he would kill himself if the court would not dissolve the union which produced four children.
“Risikat should never come near me, I do not want to have anything to do with her again.
“She is irritating me, I will kill myself if the loveless marriage is not dissolved,” he told the court.
The petitioner also alleged that his wife cooked his food late and tarnished his image in public.
“My wife wants my ministry to collapse, she defames my character before my members and others; people who want to help me refuse because of what they hear from her,”he said.
He added that Risikat fought his church members.
However, 39-year-old Risikat, denied all the allegations and accused her husband of threatening her life with charms.
“My husband told me that he would use charm to destroy my life; indeed, after few weeks, I was very sick; everywhere my family took me to, they said it was a spiritual attack, the trader alleged.
The mother of four claimed that she never denied Abayomi sex not cooked his food late.
She also denied fighting her husband or members of his church.