The common instances of battering happens with some men beating their wives.
But the story appears to be the other way round with the case of an Ibadan, Oyo State-based man.
The man, a farmer, Mr Williams Famuyibo, on Wednesday prayed a Mapo Grade ‘A’ Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his 32-year-old marriage to estranged wife, Sola because she allegedly frequently beats him.
Famuyibo said he can no longer tolerate the beatings.
“I ran away from our home in January.
“My lord, due to Sola’s unhealthy attitude and meanness towards me, I am now living with my brother.
“In fact, I don’t have peace of mind because she doesn’t take care of me.
God forbids divorce but law allows separation
“I had five children before I married Sola in 1990, but all of them are living with my other relatives as a result of Sola’s repulsive attitude,” Famuyibo said.
Sola was neither present nor represented by any counsel in the matter in spite of being hearing notices being served on her.
The President of the court, Mrs S.M. Akintayo, directed the court bailiff to notify the respondent of the next adjourned date.
Akintayo adjourned the suit until May 26 for further hearing.