A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, has dissolved the four-year-old marriage between Lateef Amzat and his wife, Romoke, over the husband’s alleged impotence.
According to the court president, Chief Henric Agbaje, the evidence before the court showed that the couple were no longer interested in the marriage. The court, therefore, had no option than to dissolve the marriage.
The judge ruled: “ The court gave the couple two weeks of grace to resolve their differences amicably but they did not reach any accord.
“Therefore, in the interest of peace and order, I pronounce the marriage dissolved since both parties are willing to part ways.
Romoke had earlier told the court to dissolve her marriage to Lateef due to his alleged impotence.
The complainant told the court that Amzat had not been able to impregnate her, adding that efforts to seek medical cure had failed.
She accused Lateef of failing to heed medical instructions, especially on the usage of drugs.
Lateef, however, claimed that his impotence could be due to ‘spiritual attack’ which required divine intervention.