My Wife Beats Me Like Baby, 67-Year-Old Man Olawale Jayeola Tells Court
A 67-year-old husband, Mr. Olawale Jayeola has told an Igando customary court in Lagos that his wife always beat him like baby.
Mr. Jayeola pleaded that the marriage be dissolved so that he could have rest of mind, adding that he never enjoyed the marriage because of a quarrelsome wife.
“Please dissolve this marriage before she beat me to death. She punches me like bag. She beats me like a baby. I’m tired,” Mr. Jayeola said.
The husband who is an engineer showed scars on his body to the magistrate, adding that he sustained the injuries from the serial beating.
“I have suffered so much in silence; any time we have misunderstanding, she would beat the hell out of me.”
He lamented that the wife was too aggressive that with slight misunderstanding the woman would jump on him with punches.
Mr. Jeyeola said that the wife was arraigned before the customary in 2013 so that the marriage could be dissolved but she begged and promised to change.
“The court asked her to write an undertaking not to beat me again, which she wrote and the case was put on sine die stage.
“Instead, my wife never change, she increased the tempo of my punishment. I’m tired of this relationship. She doesn’t prepare food for me anymore but beat me almost every day,” he said.
However, the wife denied beating the husband. She told the court that she always prepared food for him.
She pleaded passionately with the court not to dissolve the marriage, saying she was still in love with her husband.
The President of the court, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the couple to, each, come along with three members of their families for Alternative Dispute Resolution and adjourned the case until July 25 for further hearing.