Housewife tells court: My marriage collapsed because of childlessness


I don’t have  peace of mind with him. He has low sperm count. He has a child and I don’t have; so I left his house after a deep reflection.

’’He comes to threaten me where I live now. I want the court to dissolve the union so that I will be free because he said he won’t allow me to marry another man.”

With these words, 31-year-old Awawu Olusanya pleaded with an Agege, Lagos Grade ‘A’ Customary Court to dissolve her four-year-old marriage over battery and childlessness. Olusanya, who lives at 37, Fashola Street, Papa Ashafa, Agege, told the court that her marriage to Wasiu collapsed as a result of childlessness.

”Any little misunderstanding between us, my husband would throw my things out of the house, saying he doesn’t derive anything from the union”, she said.

”He beats me at every slight argument and  he doesn’t give me money for food; instead, he would want to meet good food before he returns from work.

”He had a wife and a child before I married him. At that time, he was not in good terms with the other woman, but now, he has reconciled with the woman.”

Olusanya, a trader, told the court that she got to know that her husband had  low sperm count after their visit to the hospital for test.

”I got him an herbal medicine, he drank some and threw the remaining away.” However, Mr. Wasiu Olusanya,her husband, 41, refused to come to court for the fourth time since the proceedings started.

The court president, Mr Emmanuel Shokunle, adjourned the case for judgment.

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