Anytime he wants to beat me, he first of all locks the door —Wife

·‘We’ve settled at home, I don’t know why she still came to court’

A 26-year-old housewife, Khadijat Hussaini, has told a Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State that her husband is in the habit of beating her at the slightest disagreement.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Khadijat of Anguwan Katsinawa, Mararaba, had urged the court to dissolve her seven-year-old marriage to her husband, Usman Ango, for alleged lack of love and peace.

She told the court that since the inception of their marriage, the respondent has been in the habit of beating her frequently.

According to her, the respondent does not act as a husband that has two wives and hardly shares responsibility among his wives.

She said that recently, the respondent beat her silly, to the extent that he locked her up and it was his mother that ordered him to open the door.

The petitioner said although their marriage was blessed with three children she would love the marriage dissolved.

The presiding officer, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, asked Ango if he agreed with his wife’s request, but he said no.

Ango told the court that the matter had been settled at home and did not know why his wife still insisted on bringing the matter to court.

She said that in spite of their family’s intervention, Ango had not stopped beating her.

Shekarau asked the couple to come with their parents to the court on the next adjournment day and adjourned the case till August 24 for hearing.