Alleged Rapist's Trial Adjourned By Lagos Court
Sexually abused Bolanle Abdulkareem will still have to wait a bit longer for the court to grant her request that her 17-year marriage be dissolved.
The 40-year-old trader, had begged the court to dissolve her marriage because her husband always rapes her in the presence of their children.
She made this plea at an Igando Customary Court, Onilu Village, Lagos, last week Wednesday.
Bolanle said her husband, Olasunkanmi, with whom she had three children, molestes her whenever he gets drunk.
“Whenever my husband comes home drunk, he will want to make love to me by fire by force and I will caution him not to do it in the presence of our children.”
“He will beat me and make love to me by force while the children watch us.
“There was a day I came back from work and I met my children, one on top of another, doing what they always see their father do to me,’’ she further told the court.
The petitioner also said her husband threatened to kill her.
“My husband derives pleasure in beating me. There was a day he beat me and broke my leg.
She begged the court to dissolve their marriage, adding that she was no longer in love with the accused.
However, Olasunkanmi, who did not deny the allegation of raping his wife, begged the court not to dissolve the union.
“Please, do not dissolve our marriage, I still love my wife. I know I have made a mistake; I will make amends,’’ he said.
The 42-year-old commercial tricycle operator admitted that whenever she flouted his orders.
The President of the court, Adegboyega Omilola, while adjourning the case till May 9, 2017, ordered the couple to come along with three members of their families.