17 November 2012

Nigeria: Housewife - Husband Strips Me Naked, Ties Me Like Ram

Mrs, Abosede Ademola pleaded with a Lagos Grade 'A' Customary Court, sitting in Agege to dissolve her nine-year-old marriage on the grounds of being stripped naked by her husband, Azeez, who also tied her like a ram.

The 35-year-old woman, who resides at 7, Community Street, Adiyan, Lagos, pleaded that the court grants her custody of the children.

She alleged that her husband frequently flogged her mercilessly at the slight excuse and did not respect her family. "My husband drinks to stupor, moves with bad company, leaves home in the morning and comes back late in the night. As if that was not enough, whenever he wanted to beat me, he would strip me naked and tie my hands like the Sallah ram to be slaughtered," she said.

She also accused Azeez of infidelity, saying she wanted the custody of her children so that her suffering in his house would not be in vain. Azeez, a car dealer, however denied the allegations. According to him, Abosede failed to submit herself to him and would not take care of the children.

He alleged that his wife always went out whenever she liked and returned when she pleased, adding that his wife left the house in the morning on Sallah day without cooking, and he was the one that cooked for the children. "My father died and my wife did not show any concern nor went to my family on condolence visit.

"She would not give me food or take care of the children. If I continue with her, I might kill her; so I want the court to dissolve the marriage,"he said.The court president, Mr Emmanuel Shokunle, adjourned the case till November 19, for further hearing.

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