An electronic trader in Oyo State, Gbade Olaniyi, is seeking to dissolve his seven-year-old marriage to his wife, Olubunmi because she frequently beats him.
Testifying on Wednesday at an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan, the man said, ”my wife has emasculated me. She has sent my friends and family away.
“Anytime we have a minor misunderstanding, she gives me dirty slaps. In fact, she slapped me on Sunday, Aug. 2, 10 days ago and tore my skin with her fingernails.
“She said she did it I did not tell her where I went when she asked me. She has neglected her role as a wife because she leaves home for days and even months for no reason,” he said.
The wife, Olubunmi on the other hand claimed that her husband shirked his responsibility and now has an affair with another woman giving her money for sustenance to the detriment of herself and her children.
She did not however deny claims of hitting him, she is also in favour of an annulment of their marriage.
“My lord, my husband has turned me into a pauper. Our children don’t even have good clothes to wear.
“I sometimes leave home because he never took care of me during pregnancy. I slapped him because he sleeps with a certain young girl named Shukurat in our house and the secret leaked to me.
“I got to know when Shukurat’s aunt attacked him in my presence. I also have evidence of the love messages and credit cards sent by my husband to the girl and how they have been going to the hotel together,” Olubunmi explained.
The presiding Judge has adjourned the case and requested their extended family returns with them on the 19th of August 2020.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a Nigerian man divorced his wife of 19-years for sharing her dancing video on social media.