Divorce should be a last resort to be implemented only after all attempts to save a marriage have failed. With that in mind, one would agree that divorce should only be prompted by very strong and genuine reasons that neither party can help.
But in Nigeria, many couples divorce for the most ridiculous reasons. Here’s a compilation of the funniest, weirdest reasons given by Nigerian couples who filed for divorce in court.
“Her backside is as flat as an ironing board”
ADELANI MAKINDE, a 32 year old businessman filed for divorce just hours after his expensive wedding. ADELANI discovered that his bride, KEMI had been wearing what is known as a butt pad to augment the size of her rear.
ADELANI told an Ikeja high court that his wife’s yansh is as flat as an ironing board. “I discovered that on our wedding night. I prefer a woman whose rear is big.”
“He defaecates in the cooking pot when he’s drunk”
OLUWAKELE OGUNDELE divorced her husband because he often defecated in their cooking pots after getting drunk. She told Agege Customary Court (Lagos) that her husband, OLUWAFEMI gets drunk every weekend. According to her, she can no longer cope again with the 10 year marriage.
“She didn’t bring any kitchen utensils from her father’s house”
55 year old EMMANUEL ASALA told Ikare Akoko Customary Court (Ondo) to dissolve his marriage to BUSAYO because she did not bring kitchen utensils from her father’s house. “How will a woman get married without a grinding stone, tablespoons, mortar, pestle, deep freezer and even serving plates?
“She did not bring any of these to my house. I don’t think I can continue with the marriage.” These were the words Emmanuel uttered in court. He even prayed the court should order Busayo to return all the things he listed because he bought them with his money.
“My in-laws don’t allow me to beat her”
ADETIRE ADEBOLA, a 40 year old carpenter told an Ikeja high court (Lagos) to dissolve his marriage of five years because his in-law often intervened when he is beating his wife.
“She is a stubborn woman. They don’t want me to teach her a lesson. I don’t like it when her people stop me from beating her. It is either they take their daughter or allow me put sense into her head”, was what ADEBOLA told the court during the proceeding.
“She had been using artificial bo.obs”
SOJI IBRAHIM, a 35 year old trader ended his marriage of two months to RASHIDAT because she has small bo.obs.” It was her bo.obs that attracted her to me. I met her when she came to buy pepper from me. I couldn’t take my eyes off her big bo.obs.”
Ibrahim was shocked to discover his wife had been using artificial bo.obs after getting married to her. “Her bo.obs are small as Agbalumo (cherry)”, he said. “I detest those small size bo.obs. It is better to end the marriage.”
“His shoes smell a lot”
EJEMBI TONY and RACHAEL ended their five year marriage because of shoe odour. RACHAEL filed for divorce at an Igando Grade II court (Lagos) because her husband’s shoes smell a lot. After enduring and seeking solution to the problem, Rachael opted out of the union that produced three kids.
“I’m tired of washing plates piled up in the kitchen”
ADERIBIGBE ALLEN and SANDRA‘s marriage of one year hit the rocks after Allen filed for divorce in Oluyole Customary Court (Oyo) because he was tired of sharing house chores. “We agreed on how to do the house chores but I am tired of washing unending plates piled up in the kitchen.
“I regret marrying her and agreeing to share house chores. She is just too lazy.
“She farts too frequently, and her farts smell horribly”
EMMANUEL OBAFEMI and BIDEMI did not come to terms and their marriage eventually hit the rocks. According to Emmanuel, his wife is fond of flatulence at any point in time, and it smells horribly. He told an Igando customary court to dissolve their marriage because he can no longer cope with the habit.
“He claimed to be single on his Facebook profile”
MERIT ADAMS, a 29 year old entrepreneur decided to end her marriage after stumbling on her husband, Alex’s facebook page. According to her, Alex wrote that he is single on his facebook page. So, she wants to grant him his wish.
“She didn’t allow me to watch football matches again”
TOYIN ADISA, a 32 year old man was divorced on the grounds that he wouldn’t watch football match again. His wife, ADIJAT said she has been given black eye twice because her husband’s team lost in a football match.
She prayed the Agege (Lagos) court to dissolve the marriage because of this habit.
“He’s fond of wearing female underwear”
ADEBISI JADESIMI divorced her husband of two years because he is fond of wearing female undergarment, especially pants. “It is unbelievable that we share pants. He wouldn’t wear boxers even if you threaten to kill him, he prefers female pants.
“How would a man be wearing woman’s pants”, she narrated her ordeal to Alakuko Customary Court (Lagos).