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  • I stopped beating her in May – Husband

A housewife, Mrs. Mukaila Kafilat, has approached an Osogbo Customary Court to dissolve her marriage to her husband, Mr. Mukaila Olaoye, over an alleged attempted murder.

Kafilat told the court that Olaoye almost strangled her to death while she was asleep but for the quick intervention of their neighbours who heard her screaming for help.

Amid tears, Kafilat prayed the court to dissolve her marriage to her husband, citing attempted murder, lack of love and negligence of his matrimonial duties, as reasons.
According to the plaintiff, her husband always beat her mercilessly anytime he saw her with any man, claiming she had been an infidel. She accused her husband of lacking interest in her as he was always suspecting her of adultery, which she said had prompted her husband to be monitoring her movements.

“I was sleeping on that day when I felt his hands on my neck and discovered he was strangulating me before I started screaming, until our neighbours heard me and rescued me. If not for them (neighbours), I would have been dead by now,” she lamented.

She added that Olaoye did not take care of their children and asked the court to dissolve the marriage, noting that the marriage had failed.

But her husband denied some of the allegations, saying, “I have stopped beating her since May, last year.”

The defendant said he was not to be blamed for all that happened stressing that he was not ready to divorce his wife.

Olaoye’s friend, Ajibade Kolawole, also appealed to the court to quash the divorce suit brought by Kafilat, noting that Olaoye had learnt his lessons.

Kolawole argued that the divorce would affect their two kids greatly.

However, the President of the court, Chief O. Odelola, urged the couple to settle the matter amicably before February 23 but that failure to do so would warrant dissolution of the marriage.

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