‘My husband suffers from erectile dysfunction’
A 32-year-old woman, Kate Ude, has prayed an FCT High Court in Jabi to dissolve her four-year-old marriage to Mr. Michael Ude, for alleged erectile dysfunction.
Part of the petitioner’s prayers before Justice Vera Venda was to declare that there’s no longer love in the marriage.
Kate alleged that Ude suffers from erectile dysfunction, adding that anytime it became erect, he ejaculated within a few seconds, “which is not expected of a real man.”
She said the man did not make known his health status before the consummation of the marriage in Calabar, Cross River, in 2014.
The petitioner said during her traditional wedding, Michael did not show up, as he was represented by his younger brother.
Kate said it was at the registry she got to know him well and implored the court to dissolve the union.
Ude, who filed a cross-petition to divorce the woman, denied the allegations when cross-examined by the petitioner’s lawyer, Mr. Ishaka Awaliene.
He said: “The non-erection of my manhood is not regular; it is just that I’m not always in the mood whenever she is in the mood. I don’t use enhancement drugs for sex as she alleged.’’
Ude told the court that on June 28, 2014, Kate left their matrimonial home, saying she was no longer interested in the marriage.
According to him, she returned and left again.
He said his relations made efforts to reconcile them, but she refused and resorted to insulting them through text messages.
Justice Venda adjourned the matter till February 6 for adoption of final written addresses.