A 28 year-old woman, Janet Uduak, has been dragged to a customary court in Lagos by her husband, Kolawole Richard, for using a kitchen knife to slice his manhood when he attempted to sleep with her.
Janet, a mother of one, allegedly carried out the act because her husband demanded for sex against her wish.
The incident, which happened at 19, Jagun Street, Okokomaiko, on the outskirts of Lagos, got Richard seriously injured, causing him to lose his ability to have erection.
Richard is asking the Ijanikin Customary Court to dissolve his marriage with Janet.
He alleged that Janet was violent and does not perform her matrimonial obligations, which include allowing him to have sex with her.
He told the court that he paid N50,000 bride price on Janet at her her village in Akwa Ibom State. He said despite marrying her legally, Janet never allows any sexual intimacy between them.
“There is usually trouble in the bedroom anytime I wanted to sleep with her,” he said.
Richard, a teacher, from Ondo State, told the court that he is no longer in love with her.
He tendered a photograph of his severed manhood before the court. He also asked the court to grant him the custody of their only daughter.
But the remorseful woman begged for forgiveness, promising that she will fulfil her obligations as a wife including allowing him to have sex any time he wanted. But Richard insisted that the marriage should be dissolved.
The President of the court, Mr. S. K. Hussain, noted that the relationship has completely broken down.
He consequently dissolved the marriage and ordered Richard to pay Janet N26,000 as alimony