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7 Feb 2017

'My Wife Has Turned Me Into a Punching Bag' - Abuja Man Cries Out

A man has cried out for help
as he cannot cope with the
beating his wife gives him at
the slightest provocation.

Mr Kasimu Oseni on Tuesday
approached a Lugbe
Customary Court, Abuja,
seeking the dissolution of his
13-year-old marriage to
Rebecca over regular beatings he received from her. Oseni said his
wife had turned
him to a "punching bag'',
adding that she always beat
him at the slightest

He said, "I have tried very
hard to provide her needs but
she enjoys violence and fight.
"This is not my idea of
marriage. Our continued
staying together would not
guarantee my security and
wellbeing any longer." He further said his wife had
made life unbearable for him
for many years, adding that he
had been harassed by many
policemen. According to the petitioner
the union is blessed with two
children. Oseni said he was a good
husband and father as
according to him, he single-
handedly pays the children's
school fees.

He said, "I am, therefore,
urging the court to allow me
take custody of my children as
their safety and wellbeing can
only be guaranteed by me.

"It will interest the court to
know that Rebecca does not
do anything to earn a living
and therefore would not be in
the position to take care of
my children." He also said his wife had four
children from her first
marriage. Oseni said apart from the
regular beatings, the wife had
failed in her matrimonial
obligations, adding that he
was fed up. "I am urging the court to
separate us because I am no
longer interested in the
marriage,'' he said. Rebecca, however, denied all
the allegations levelled
against her, saying that, her
husband was her detractor. President of the court Esther
Omavuezi, however, asked the
couple to provide more
evidence to back their claims.

She also advised them to use
the few days left before the
next hearing date to resolve
their differences and
adjourned the case till Feb 14,
for further hearing.

Source -NAN

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