A divorce is something that usually will come about after your partner has cheated on you, or a longer term problem. It’s rarely because of an issue as short lived as this. However, recently, a Nigerian man has divorced his wife for simple reason of her cooking skills. Maybe not even her cooking skills, but because his dinner was late, and when he did get it, there was simply not enough food.
Olufade Adekya told the court:
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.
Since this incident, he has decided that the canteen can provide him with a larger quantity of food, and more promptly. He was apparently fed up of the poor service, and has decided that because of this, he is no longer interested in the marriage.
However, there could be something a little deeper here as his wife, Olusola, has said that the food being late is not the real reason for the divorce, but actually because her husband wanted to see another woman.
Whilst this may shock you, the divorce was actually granted by the courts. Not so much for the reasons of the food, but because of the differences between them, and that all the efforts that had been made for them to reconcile have not worked, and there is no way forward except for the divorce to go through.
Whilst this is unlikely to happen in the UK, this may be Olusola’s lucky escape – who would want to be with a man who divorces over something so trivial as this. And hopefully his next woman won’t be hearing about this, as it’d certainly be enough to put most women off a guy.