A burst up between a couple, Alade Muniru and his wife Sadiat, over the removal of a telephone battery has resulted to the collapse of their 18-year-old marriage.
Sadiat had approached the Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan, seeking the dissolution of the marriage, explaining that her husband had turned her into a punching bag.
In her testimony before the court on Friday, the plaintiff narrated how her sweetheart of 18 years had beaten her mercilessly on New Year Day for tampering with his telephone battery.
“Although he used to beat me at least twice a week but that of the first day in the New Year was beyond what I can bear.
“I have four children for him and he rarely caters for me and the kids, despite my total submission to him as the head of the family.
“I, therefore, pray the court to separate us as his parents too are not helping matters, due to the support given to him whenever I reported to them about his bad attitude,” Sadiat said.
The husband admitted the allegation, pleading with court to grant the divorce, saying that he was equally not interested in the marriage anymore.
Alade, a battery charger, described his wife as a deviant, who hardly obeyed his instructions.
He said that Sadiat had been warned several times not to touch his phone battery “because customers would not be able to reach me whenever my handset battery is down.
“ I do not joke with my job and I prefer allowing her to go than doing what will affect my job negatively, so the court should as a matter of urgency grant the dissolution,” Muniru stated.
The president of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, wasted no time in dissolving the marriage since both parties had agreed to part ways.
Balogun, however, directed the defendant to take two of the children in his custody while the plaintiff should take care of the other two kids.
He ordered the defendant to be paying N6, 000 as monthly allowance for the two kids in the custody of the plaintiff.