I only beat her ’cos she was not submissive and respectful —Husband
A woman, Mrs Fadekemi Owoyemi, has dragged her husband, Dele, before an Igando customary court in Lagos State, asking for the dissolution of her 15-year-old marriage over battery and neglect.
She told the court that her husband was a drunk that does not care for his family.
“My husband is a regular customer at the bars; he will drink and even fall into the gutter,” she said.
She also added that he did not care about the welfare of his three children.
“We have been married for fifteen years. All through this time, I have been the one catering for the needs of my family from my meagre resources. I combine all sorts of odd jobs with my tailoring business to make ends meet.
“My husband is a carpenter who has not even built a table in the last three years. He uses any money he has to drink and womanise. If I complain, he would beat me mercilessly.”
The complainant also accused her husband of threatening her by always hitting her with dangerous weapons which always left scars on her body.
“My husband always attacked me with dangerous weapons whenever he wanted sex.
“If I told him I was not in the mood, he would pick a quarrel with me,” she said.
She begged the court to dissolve the union, saying she could no longer tolerate his conduct.
Her husband, however, told the court that he never threatened to kill his wife, but admitted beating her only because she was not submissive and respectful.
President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola adjourned the case till September 13 for further hearing.