A 25-year-old housewife, Mrs. Helen Bassey Umoh, yesterday asked an Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo to dissolve her nine-month-old marriage over ‘malfunctioning’ of her husband’s joystick.
Helen, a graduate of Business Administration, pleaded with the court to dissolve the union, because her husband, Mr. Michael Bassey Umoh’s “manhood always has inconsistent erection and that anytime the manhood becomes erect, he ejaculates within a few seconds which is not expected of a real man”.
The petitioner also alleged that her husband did not make known his health status before the marriage, which took place in April.
She said: “My husband cannot satisfy me in bed especially in the night. Anytime I deny him sex, he would pick up a fight; I am tired of the marriage. The marriage has not produced 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.
“My husband is fond of beating me unnecessarily and would at times curse me and lock me inside our bedroom. My husband blames 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 her husband accused her of having extra-marital affairs and prevented her family members from visiting her.
However, Umoh denied all the allegations during cross examination.
He said: “The non-erection of my manhood is not regular; it is just that I am not always in the mood whenever she is in the mood. I don’t use any enhancement drugs for sex as she alleged.”
Umoh also told the court that his wife had in August left his house that she was no longer interested in the marriage, but later came back in October and decided to leave again.