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He used to attack me with deadly weapons like bottle, knife and iron rod, Wife seeks divorce against husband


A 38 years old housewife, Sylvia Ekejelape, 38, today, pleaded with a Badagry Customary Court to dissolve her 13-year-old marriage to one Mr Stanley, citing wife battering as reason.

Ekejelape, who lives with her husband at No 1 Oja Tuntun, Akure, in Ondo State told the court that her husband was in the habit of beating herand attacking her with weapons each time they are quarrelling, adding that it was obvious he no longer love her.

“I met my husband in 2004 at Alaba International Market, Lagos; he proposed to me and I agreed.

“We did introduction; he married and paid my dowry on May 7, 2006.

“But eight months after our wedding, he started maltreating me like a slave.

“He always beat me and throw my belongings out of the house in the middle of the night, telling me to go anywhere I like.

“The reason for the beating was that my husband is a womanizer and he used to bring them home without any regard for me and my children.

“Anytime we are fighting, he used to attack me with deadly weapons like bottle, knife and iron rod.

“He is a very dangerous man, who has no respect for me, he has publicly disgraced me on many occasions, I am through with his womanizing attitude,” she said.

The respondent, Stanley, however, denied all the allegations against him by her wife, Sylvia saying that he would not be against the divorce suit filed by the wie

The Court President, Mr Sakirudeen Adekola, adjourned the case until Nov. 8 for judgment

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