One Rofiat Hussein has prayed an Ojaoba Sharia Court of Arbitration sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State to dissolve the nine-year-old union with her husband, Nurain, on the grounds of sexual starvation and neglect.
The 37-year-old housewife,said the husband has not been playing his roles especially in the area of sex.
“As soon as we wedded, Nurain directed me to become a full time housewife which meant that I must do nothing to earn a living.
At the same time, there had been little or nothing to cater for the growing responsibilities in the home, especially the educational needs of the children.
“I pleaded with him to give me a portion of his shop to start selling some petty things, but Nurain rejected the idea.I then told him that I secured a teaching job in a private university and it did not go down well with him.
“Nurain and I were products of that same university for our degrees, but I have since proceeded for my Masters and I am even on my PH.D. programme now. Nurain has not shown any understanding over this, but instead quarrels with me for no reason.
“During the last two Ramadan fasting periods, Nurain did not even know that I existed.My lord, Nurain has locked up our bedroom that could serve as a point of meeting for any sexual activity.The only reason he gave for our last quarrel was that I refused to carry his bag for him after opening the entrance door.
“I have since reported him to all his relatives, but nothing has changed,” Rofiat stated.
The case was adjourned to September 29 for further hearing.