Kafila Ogunsina, a mother of four, said on Thursday a customary Ile-tuntun court in Ibadan, to dissolve her 12-year marriage to Rafiu, claiming he was slowing down his "economic advance".
Kafilat, a seamstress, told the court that he had not made any financial progress since he married Rafiu 12 years ago.
“Since I entered Rafiu's house as a wife, nothing has worked for me. I remained stagnant; moreover, he hits me like a slave.
"Rafiu also destroyed the small property I took to his home," explained Kafilat.
However, providing evidence before the court, Rafiu opposed the dissolution of the marriage, but did not deny the charges brought against him.
Rafiu, a bricklayer, simply asked the court to help him beg his wife not to abandon him.
"Please, my lord, don't separate us. She is my life, she is a good housewife.
"Maybe I can never get someone like her," said Rafiu.
Court President Chief Henry Agbaje advised the petitioner to exercise more patience.
Agbaje instructed the troubled couple to present their relatives in court at the next session and suspended the case until August 13 for trial.