The 30-year-old marriage of Mr Eric Frank and his wife, Ibeawuchi, has been dissolved by a customary court in Lagos, following an application the husband filed.
The 56-year-old man had approached the court to terminate his marriage claiming his wife, a mother of four denied him sex for four years.
“My wife denies me my matrimonial rights. She also threatened to kill me so that she can inherit my property.
“My wife collected N420,000 from my tenant without my consent and never gave an account of the money.
”She is also a drunk and fetish,” he said.
Responding to the allegations, Ibeawuchi, 45, said; “He is the fetish one. He brings different prophets to the house and also buries all sorts of things on the ground”.
She also said she used the N420,000 she collected from one of their tenants to renovate the house.
According to Ibeawuchi, she never threatened to kill her husband and begged the court not to grant her husband’s wish for divorce because she loved him.
Justice Adeniyi Koledoye, delivering judgment, said that since Frank insists on divorce after several interventions, the court is left with no option other than to grant his wish.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Eric and Ibeawuchi Frank dissolved today.
“Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife.
“Each of you should go on his or her separate ways unmolested. The court wishes both of you well in your future endeavours”, Koledoye said.
The judge ordered the man to pay N150,000 as severance fee to his wife and also pay N200,000 for her to get a new accommodation then gave custody of the children to Frank.