My Wife Beats Me ‘Black And Blue’ Man Tells Court
This is a clear case of domestic violence and abuse.
When this kind of violence is mentioned, people only look at the womenfolk, but here is a man whose wife has turned into a punching bag and he is seeking divorce.
Everyone in the court room was shocked when a 43-year-old driver, Mr Sharafadeen Olawuyi, told an Ikorodu Customary Court that he was tired of being beaten and abused by his wife, Khadjat.
They have been together for 12 years and Mr Olawuyi is tired of getting punched like a bag of sand.
He also accused his wife of adultery and he wanted the marriage to come to an end.
Olawuyi, who resides at Temidire Estate, Adamo in Ikorodu in Lagos State, narrated to the court how he had been severely abuse by his wife.
“She beats me anytime I ask about her whereabouts.
"My wife derives pleasure in making trouble, she fights in our neighbourhood. She has never been a peaceful person since the day she moved into my house and she had refused to change.
"I tried as much as possible to change her lifestyle but anytime I caution her she usually slaps me.
"We relocated to another house just to save us from the shame and embarrassment but only for her to start making trouble with the landlord in our new apartment,’’ he said.
Olawuyi told the court that he reported her misdemeanour to his mother-in-law, but she refused to yield to her mother’s advice.
"I actually wanted to desert her but I felt divorce would be better, please separate us,” he pleaded with the court.
The respondent, Khadjat, 28, a hairdresser, denied being a wayward woman, but admitted fighting or beating her husband.
"I fight or beat him because he married another wife secretly."
Khadjat, however, urged the court to save her marriage and reconcile her to her husband.
After listening to their testimonies, the court’s President, Mrs Funmi Adeola, urged the husband to allow his wife to remain in his apartment until the case is disposed off.
She urged the woman to ensure that there is peace in the house, saying she would be held responsible if anything happens to her husband.
Further hearing will hold on March 1.