Written by Williams ABAH

He beats me with dangerous objects, wife begs court for divorce

The customary court sitting in Keffi, Nasarawa state, has dissolved the 14-year-old marriage between Kafayat Olawoyin and her husband, Kazeem Olawoyin.

Kafayat, who dragged her husband to court, accused him of wickedness, brutality and violence.

The plaintiff added that her husband has been threatening her life. She prayed the court to put an end to their relationship and put their children in her care.

She also pleaded with the court to make him responsible for their upkeep. Kazeem admitted to the claim saying there was no more intimacy between him and Kafayat.

Delivering judgment after he had heard both parties, the court president, Mr. Ademola Odunade, ruled that their union be dissolved.

He granted custody of their two children to the plaintiff and ordered the defendant to be responsible for their welfare stressing that education and health care must be given upmost priority.

He was also asked to give the plaintiff N10,000 monthly as the children’s feeding allowance.

Kazeem in addition was mandated to carry out community service for brutalising his wife.

Giving her evidence, Kafayat stated “My Lord, Kazeem will cut short my life if I stay a minute longer under his roof.

“I have not enjoyed our wedlock for a second since we got married 14 years ago. Our union is obviously void of the bliss and intimacy couples enjoy in their relationship"

She said Kazeem has no regard for her. According to her, he doesn’t treat her like his wife.

In her words "He relates with me like a rag which is used and discarded of. My husband is wicked and difficult to relate with. Nothing excites him or makes him happy.

“Kazeem seeks every opportunity to beat me. He seeks fault in all that I do and will raise argument after which he will beat me mercilessly.

Kazeem in his words said "my Lord, Kafayat is a slut. I’m no longer interested staying married to a woman who offers her body to all men. I can’t wait for her to leave my home.

“My Lord, I have no control over my wife. She intentionally disobeys my order".



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