A 25-year-old woman from Etinan, Akwa Ibom State, Helen Bassey Umoh on Monday approached a State High Court in Uyo, seeking the dissolution of her nine-month-old marriage over malfunctioning of his husband’s manhood.
Helen, a graduate of Business Administration, pleaded with the court to dissolve the union, because Mr. Bassey’s “manhood always have inconsistent erection and that anytime the manhood becomes erect, he ejaculates within few seconds which was not expected of a real man.”
She also alleged that her husband did not make known his health status before the marriage, which took place in April, this year.
“My husband cannot satisfy me on bed especially in the night. Anytime I deny him sex, he would pick up a fight, I am tired of the marriage. The marriage had not produce any child and I am fed-up with my husband’s harshness. I urge the court to dissolve the marriage because there is no love between us.” She told the court.
According to her “my husband is fond of beating me unnecessarily and would at times curse me and lock me inside our bedroom. My husband blamed me for our childlessness. I cannot continue to endure in an unproductive marriage and with a man that has no respect for his wife’’.
Helen also told the court that the husband had accused her of having extra-marital affairs, with her family members preventing from visiting her.
In his response, her estranged husband, Mr. Bassey Umoh Michael, denied all the allegations during cross examination.
“The non-erection of my manhood is not regular, it is just that l am not always in the mood whenever she is in the mood. I don’t use any enhancement drugs for sex as she alleged.’ he said.
Umoh also told the court that his wife had in August this year, left his house that she was no longer interested in the marriage, but later came back in October and decided to leave again.
He said that his family made a lot of efforts to unite them, but instead of her yielding to the calls; she resorted to insulting his family through text messages.
Umoh described his estranged wife as “a prostitute, barren and infertile.”
The case has been adjourned to Friday, 29th December for further hearing.