A housewife, Mrs Elizabeth Omeh, has told the Ebonyi Family Law Centre, a special court in the state that handles family matters, that her husband almost strangled her for demanding sex from him.
She accused her husband, James, of starving her of sex for one year, adding that each time she attempted to seduce him, he would start beating her.
Elizabeth said she was tired of the marriage and had decided to return the bride price paid for her to her in-laws.
Elizabeth, who is a nurse and hails from Ngbo in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, alleged that her marriage rites were done in a hurry, adding that her in-laws replaced a healthy man, Johnson, who came to marry her, with a sick James within two weeks.
She alleged that her husband’s family hurriedly performed the marriage rites and had them wedded within two weeks, claiming that the short period of time did not afford her the opportunity to study him.
She alleged that her husband was mentally unstable and suffering from epilepsy, which had affected his reproductive health and defied all solutions.
The woman said despite the fact that she was deceitfully joined to James in the Methodist Church, Ngbo Diocese, she could no longer continue to stay in the marriage, because of his state of health and his family’s deceitful dealings with her.She said, “I had a baby boy before the family came to marry me off. Johnson was the one they presented to marry me. After the traditional marriage, I went to stay with them… (Punch)