Adeyinka Adelakun, a middle aged man in Ibadan, on Thursday narrated how his wife, Kafayat, poured boiling water on his manhood which led to serious body injury.
He had approached an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan seeking the dissolution of his three-year-old marriage to his wife on grounds of threat to life and constant fighting.
He also prayed the court to allow him have in his custody the two-year –old child of the marriage so that he could effectively take care of the child.
According to the husband, Kafayat is in the habit of fighting him and threatening him whenever they have domestic issues to resolve.
“On February 27, 2016, she started her trouble as usual and I decided to call her mother on phone to caution her, but Kafayat brought a kettle of hot water from the kitchen and poured it on my genitals and chest.
“The pain was too much, I was rushed to hospital due to the severe injuries I sustained. I stayed in the hospital for months.
“Even I cannot use my injured manhood for any s*xual act till now because it has not healed and I decided to quit the marriage to avoid untimely death.
“Am afraid of living with a woman that wanted to finish my manhood because she may do more harm if I continue to allow her in my life, “ he said.
Adelakun presented pictures of his injured genitals as exhibits to prove his case and the court admitted the pictures.
In her defense, Kafayat admitted the allegation, but claimed that it was not intentional. She said the hot water just mistakenly poured on her husband.
Kafayat begged the court to plead with her husband, saying she still loved her husband.
But the Court President, Chief Mukaila Balogun, and 2 assessors, Aare Samotu and Ganiyu Alao, in their unanimous decision, dissolved the marriage.
Balogun said the opinion of the court was that there was no more love between the couple and the parties should go their separate ways to avoid more damage.
The court further directed that the only child of the union should be in the custody of her mother and ordered the plaintiff to pay N4,000 as monthly allowance for the upkeep of the child.