Court Dissolves 18 Year Old Marriage Over Telephone Battery Removal

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.