A respondent in a divorce petition, Mr Taiwo Popoola, has pleaded before Ile Tuntun Customary Court, Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State, not to grant his wife’s request saying: “She’s my wife. I do not accept to divorce her because she always gives me advice on how I can make it in life. She’s also my helper and takes good care of me and the children. My wife stood by me when my twin brother died.”
The petitioner, Salewa, however urged the court to dissolve the 10-year-old union because her husband is a troublemaker and he beats her constantly.
“I decided to divorce him because each time we quarrel, he holds me by the neck. The last time we fought, he used machete to harm me. I’m fed up of his attitude towards me. I beg this court to separate us,” she said.
The court adjourned the case for further hearing.