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My husband beats me as if we’re in a boxing match,' woman tells court

By The Citizen
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A trader, Fatimo Nurudeen, on Friday pleaded with an Agege Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage for alleged frequent beating and fetish practice by her husband.

Fatimo, 31, who lives at 32, Akiode St., Ibafo, Ogun, told the court that her husband beats her frequently.

'I don't think my husband is normal because he beats me as if we are in a boxing competition.

'Also, he brought home a substance suspected to be fetish in nature and put it in our room. I was afraid of it, and my children and myself had to run for our dear lives from our matrimonial home.

'My husband drinks to stupor and smokes Indian hemp, after which he usually loses self control.

'I do not love him anymore, I want a dissolution of our marriage ,' the mother of two children; ages seven years and ten years said.

Fatimo also told the court that she had been the one responsible for the upkeep of her children before and after she had packed out of her husband's house three years' ago.

'I want the custody of my children but I want him to be responsible for their monthly upkeep,' she said.

The husband, Ayomide Yakubu, 35, a welder by occupation, failed to appear in court.

The President, Mr Phillips Williams, told the woman to maintain the peace and ordered the court registrar to serve Yakubu another court summons.

Williams adjourned the case to June 1 for further hearing. (NAN)