Husband accuses wife of beating him in court

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On Friday, a divorce-seeking man, Olanrewaju Adeniran, told the Mapo Grade A Customary Court sitting in Ibadan that he can no longer live with his wife because she beats him up and grabs his private parts.

Testifying, Mr Adeniran, a retired civil servant, also sought divorce because his wife was rude and was becoming a threat to his life.

“After our wedding in May 1995, Fatima started misbehaving. She is rude to my mother and relatives,” said Mr Adeniran. “She beats me and grabs my private parts. Fatima calls me bastard, lazy man, and so many other unprintable names.”

The petitioner further said Fatima had been arrested by the police at the Iyana-Church Police Station for causing a breach of peace in the neighbourhood in 2004.

In her defence, Fatima told the court that her husband starved her of sex for three years without any reason, accusing him of neglecting his four children.

The president of the court, M.A. Akintayo, cautioned the couple.

Mrs Akintayo noted that Adeniran and Fatima had not shown a good example to their children who were in court.

She urged the couple to produce their witnesses and adjourned the suit until January 27, 2021, for a hearing.



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