Woman claims husband beats her.
A 31-year-old man, Joseph Idowu, on Thursday divorced his wife, Omolara, for insulting his landlord.
Mr. Idowu had filed a suit before an Ikole Customary Court in Ekiti on August 31, seeking the dissolution of his five years old “mere association,” blessed with two children.
The plaintiff told the court that Mrs. Idowu insulted their landlord as the landlord was trying to settle a dispute between the couple. She later moved out of their home because she was annoyed at being corrected, he claimed.
The woman, who denied the allegation, gave her evidence on oath to the effect that she did not insult their landlord.
She accused her husband of conniving with the landlord to divorce her based on flimsy excuses, so that Mr. Idowu could get another wife.
Mrs. Idowu stated that she packed out of their home because of her husband’s habit of beating her, and to escape being killed.
She, however, consented to the divorce and prayed for the custody of her second child who was a year and nine months old.
The president of the court, Yemisi Ojo, dissolved the marriage.
She upheld the prayer of the defendant on the custody of the second child and ordered both parties to be jointly responsible for the care, maintenance, support and education of the child.
She, however, ordered that the plaintiff should single-handedly cater for the need of the first child in his custody.