He beats me up even in front of my family members —Woman tells court •Dissolve the marriage if she wants it so —Husband

A woman, Mrs Precious Anthony, who resides at Karu Village, FCT, has asked a Jikoyi Customary Court to dissolve her marriage, alleging that her husband planned to kill her by stabbing her to death.

Precious, the petitioner told the court while testifying in the case during the week.

“My husband almost stabbed me to death after he has consumed excess alcohol.

“This has been his usual behaviour, anytime he comes back drunk, he never let me be. He sometimes beats me up for doing nothing,” she said.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), she said her husband recently threw her out of the house with their only daughter.

“When my husband threw me and my daughter out, I did not know who to run to, so I had to go back to my parents’ house in Jos,” she told the court.

The petitioner also said that her husband did not come to see them in Jos until after six months.

According to her, “even when he managed to come and see us, he came drunk. He even beat me up in my parents’ house and threatened to kill my brother who came to defend me, while he was beating me,” she said.

She begged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of the only child of the marriage.

Monday Mipan, the respondent who is a security man and was present in court, denied the allegations.

Monday told the court to dissolve the marriage if his wife wanted it so. He begged the court not to grant custody of the only child of the marriage to his wife.

The judge, Labaran Gusau, advised them to give room for reconciliation.

He adjourned the case till September 28 for judgment.