My wife gives me “dirty slaps” anytime we quarrel – Man tells court

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A divorce-seeking man, Gbade Olaniyi, on Wednesday narrated to an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan how his wife, Olubunmi, beat him up at every given opportunity.

The electronics trader is seeking a divorce from his wife of seven years on the grounds of battery and lack of respect.

He explained that his wife was always quick to land “dirty slaps” on his face whenever they had a quarrel.

Olaniyi said, “My wife has emasculated me. She has sent my friends and family away.

“Anytime we have minor misunderstanding, she gives me dirty slaps. In fact, she slapped me on Sunday Aug. 2, 10 days ago and tore my skin with her fingernails.

“She said she did it I did not tell her where I went when she asked me. She has neglected her role as a wife because she leaves home for days and even months for no reason.”

His wife, Olubunmi, assented to the divorce request, telling the court that she was also tired of the marriage.

Although she admitted slapping him, Olubunmi accused her husband of infidelity and lack of care.

“My lord, my husband has turned me into pauper. Our children don’t even have good clothes to wear.

“I sometimes leave the home because he never took care of me during pregnancy.

“I slapped him because he sleeps with a certain young girl named Shukurat in our house and the secret leaked to me.

“I got to know when Shukurat’s aunt attacked him in my presence. I also have evidence of the love messages and credit cards sent by my husband to the girl and how they have been going to the hotel together,” Olubunmi said.

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The court’s president, Henry Agbaje, adjourned the case until Aug. 19 for judgment.

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