An Ibadan based travel agent, Mr Oluwatimilehin Oyewole, on Friday begged a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his four-year-old marriage, to save him from constant beating by his wife.
Oluwatimilehin had in a petition to the court said that his wife, Kehinde usually slaps or mishandle him anytime they had disagreement.
“My lord, anytime I complain about Kehinde’s waywardness and lack of respect for me, she beats or attack me with any dangerous thing within her reach.
“Sometimes, Kehinde freely pulls my manhood as part of her attack on me.
“Most of the time, I run out of the house for her even in the midnight.
“However, it is not that she is more powerful than I am, but I am merely trying to avert bloodshed or casualty.
“I am most disturbed by the disposition of her mother who always supports her misbehaviour.
“Worst of all, Kehinde has exited my house for more than a year now and I have reports that she has been sleeping with different men around.
“I was told that if I admit her back into my house without her confessing to me all those who have had sexual intercourse with her, I might have to bear the evil consequence that should naturally befall her.
“This is the reason why I thought that I should let Kehinde go before she eventually kills me,” Oluwatimilehin stated.
The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that when the matter came up, Kehinde was not in court to defend the allegations leveled against her.
The bailiff, however, confirmed that Kehinde was served with the notice to appear before the court.
The President, Mr Ademola Odunade, adjourned the matter to March 15, for further hearing.