Olufade Adekoya, 57, filed for and was granted a divorce over his wife of 25 years bringing him his meals often too late in the evening. Local media reported that the Nigerian Court granted the divorce. The court in Lagos heard the angry husband complain that his wife failed to bring him his meal in a timely manner, according to Yahoo News!, and he stated the following.
“My wife had failed in her matrimonial obligations. She does not prepare my food on time and I have warned her several times, but she would not listen to me…There is no point in harbouring a wife that makes me hungry. I am totally fed up.”
Although in many cultures, this would seem to be a complaint that would not warrant the dissolution of a marriage, the court in Lagos listened to the complaint and apparently had heard other complaints regarding the marriage and decided enough was enough and granted the dissolution of the unhappy union. The Court President Olu Adebiyi stated, according to the Zimbabwe Star, “The court had tried several times to reconcile their differences, but all efforts proved abortive.”
Adekoya’s wife of a quarter of a century denies that she did not perform her so-called wifely duties. Instead, she said that her ex-husband is plotting to take a new wife.
The case is thought to set a precedent in Nigeria regarding a marriage being legally dissolved because of meal-time arrangements in a marriage. However, divorces have been filed and granted in Nigeria for other unusual reasons. One 32-year-old businessman filed for a divorce only hours after his expensive wedding. Why? He discovered that his bride wore a “butt pad” to increase the size of her rear end, and, apparently, believed that he was duped by her pre-marriage appearance. In another case held in Lagos, a wife was granted a divorce after alleging that, when her husband became inebriated, he often defecated in their cooking pots. In another case, a 40-year-old carpenter told a Lagos court that he wanted to dissolve his five-year marriage. Why? He said that his in-laws often intervened when he beat his wife.
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