My Wife Beats Me Anytime She's Drunk- Man Laments In Court

Source: Maryjane Ezeh/

No longer able to condone his wife's penchant for drinking and engaging him a physical combat, a Lagos-State businessman, Rasheed Ogunwande, had made an impassioned plea at a Yaba Customary Court to dissolve his 10-year-old marriage.

The 43-year old complainant, Ogunwande, who resides at 10, Araromi Street, Onike, in Iwaya area of Lagos, told the court that his wife, Ajarat, was always threatening his life whenever she's under the influence of the bottles.

“She threatens my life anytime she is drunk. She is also fond of fighting me and raining abuses on me whenever she is in her state of stupor.

My wife drinks alcohol as if it is water and gets drunk easily. She is a disgrace.”
Ogunwande, therefore, urged the court to dissolve the 10-year-old marriage already blessed with three children.

He said the love he had for her had turned sour.

The President of the court, Mr. Rahim Daodu, who said the respondent had refused to appear in court, ordered the court's registrar to summon her to appear before him.

He however adjourned the case till January 27 for further hearing.