A civil servant, Oyeniyi Oyedepo, on Friday, told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his 14-year-old marriage to wife, Iyabo, on grounds that his wife slaps him whenever he disciplines their four children.
Oyedepo, in his petition, said that his wife slaps him for correcting his children.
“Iyabo has completely destroyed our union. She also shows my children more love.
“Whenever I discipline any of the children for misbehaving, Iyabo becomes offended and would slap me.
“She is disobedient and rude,” Oyedepo said.
Iyabo, a businesswoman, consented to the divorce, saying: “My husband is clumsy and dirty.”
She didn’t deny the allegation against her but said she slapped her husband because he beats her up.
“Moreover, Oyedepo is a womaniser, I no longer love him,” Iyabo said.
The President of the Court, Chief Ademola Odunade, noted that the marriage could still work if they can be patient and therefore invited their relatives to intervene.
She then adjourned the case to April 6, for further hearing.