A 39-year old man identified as Daniel (surname withheld) who resides in Ejigbo area of Lagos State has reportedly abandoned his wife, Ihuoma, 34, their eight children and vowed never to return to the house until his wife can effectively control her high libido.
The couple resided at Omoguwa Street off Omiyale Road in Ejigbo area before Daniel ran away to an undisclosed location in Ogun State without informing his family.
According to reports, the couple got married nine years ago and already had eight children and lived in a one bedroom apartment from where the man fled.
However, trouble started after Daniel, a scrap dealer, began to feel the pains of having many children with little income and was said to be finding it extremely difficult to take care of them.
According to one of their neighbours, “Daniel was angry and decided to leave the family because he claimed that his wife kept disturbing him for sex and he was afraid of having more children.”
He reportedly claimed that hardly a night passed without his wife crying and begging him for sex, and he usually succumbed to such demands which resulted in frequent pregnancies.
The neighbours said it was such demands that made Ihuoma to get pregnant again in 2016 and put to bed a set of twins which increased the number to eight children.
When Dan fled, he informed Ihuoma through the phone but was still sending money to her for the upkeep of the family through their neighbor. The whole thing got into public glare when the neighbors asked Ihuoma about her husband and she claimed that he had traveled out.
She later declared him missing but did not report to the police.
One of their neighbours tried Dan’s phone number and got him. The neighbour then told him that his wife said he was missing. It was then Daniel told him that he was not missing but he fled the home because his wife kept disturbing him every night and he might be forced to have more children if her pressure continued. And so he had to leave the home for her.
When Breaking Times contacted Ihuoma over her husband’s allegation, she replied that Daniel was her husband and she had children for him. She declined to make further comment on the matter and went inside her apartment.
When asked, one of the neighbors if there were other reasons that made him leave the house as Daniel could still use sex protective measures.
The neighbors replied that Ihuoma could be one of such women that do not like such.
“Besides they were not educated to the extent to know much about family planning.” another neighbour said.
As at the time of filing this report, Daniel was yet to return to his home after several weeks despite persuasions by neighbours and relations who knew about the escape and the predicament.