“My wife will beat me to death one day if I continue with the marriage,’’ a 67-year-old man, Olawale Jayeola, told an Igando customary court in Lagos.

Olawale, is an engineer and he says his wife, Olatayo, has turned him to a punching a bag.

His words: “I have scars all over my body as proofs of her abuse. I live every minute of my life in fear. Save me from the cruel hands of my wife.

“I have suffered so much in silence; any time we have misunderstanding, she would beat the hell out of me.” 

In 2013 according to him, the marriage has been turbulent, with constant fighting.

He said: “I have not been at peace since I got married to my wife, she has been so quarrelsome.

 “I brought her to court in 2013 for the dissolution of the marriage, but she begged me and promised to change. 

“The court asked her to write an undertaking not to beat me again, which she wrote.

“She has refused to change. Instead, her behavior towards me has been hostile and the beating continued unabated.” 

He said that his wife lacked care for him and was not giving him food.

 Olawale also alleged that his wife threatened to burn his two cars.

 “Please, end this loveless marriage before my wife terminates my life,” he said. 

The mother of three said she was not a troublemaker, but peaceful, noting that she was taking good care of her husband. 

The President of the court,  Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the couple to, each, come along with three members of their families for Alternative Dispute Resolution and adjourned the case until July 25 for further hearing.