An Ibadan-based man identified as Yinka Alabi, 35, Friday said he pays his wife upfronting before being allowed to have sexual intercourse with her.
Pleading with a customary court located at Agodi, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, Mr Alabi said despite his travails, he still loves his wife, so the court should not dissolve their marriage.
While defending the divorce suit filed by his wife, Funmilola, 31, the man noted that despite his wife admitting being raped by another man in her office, he still loved her.
“My wife’s adulterous ways are terrible. She was in the habit of receiving her boyfriends’ calls in my presence, but my ill-health condition makes me accept all her shortcomings.
“My lord, I urinate through the use of a catheter and my wife knows what I’m passing through.
“I paid her upfront before allowing me to have sex with her, but I am not bothered because I love her and do not agree with the dissolution of our 10-year-old marriage.” Yinka said.
Daily Post reports that Funmilola had urged the court to grant her divorce request, alleging constant brutality on her by the husband.
“Yinka is always suspicious that I engage in extra-marital affairs.
”He has no regard for my parents, so I can no longer endure his nagging and brutality,” she stated.
The President of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun said the party should find a way round the impasse for the sake of the only child of the union.
He urged the respondent to reconcile with his wife since he does not want a divorce.
The newspaper reports that the case was adjourned till August 31 for report of settlement or continuation of hearing.