My Wife Beats Me, Says Husband, As Court Dissolves Marriage

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A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved an 18-month-old marriage between an artisan, Musi­bau Alimi and his wife, Bola­ji, because she beats him and has threatened to cause him harm.

Delivering judgment, Pres­ident of the court, Chief Ade­mola Odunade said the mar­riage was dissolved in order for the couple not to resort to ”self-help”.

Consequently, Odunade dissolved the union and granted custody of the only child to Bolaji.

He ordered Alimi to pay N5,000 as the child’s monthly upkeep.

Earlier, Alimi, a tiller told the court to dissolve the union because Bolaji beats him.

“Bolaji starts trouble by nagging for no particular rea­son and also spent most times in her mother’s company.

“She returns home in the night to beat me. In fact, I packed out of my own house when Bolaji’s threat to my life became too much to bear,” Musibau said.

Bolaji, who did not deny her husband’s allegations, told the court that her hus­band was an irresponsible man because he had never cared about her welfare.

“Musibau has never be­ing a caring partner because he comes home anytime he feels and sometimes abandon home for three days.

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