This 12-year-old marriage is on the brink of collapse after the wife told a court that her husband has turned her into a punching bag.
The 12-year-old marriage between a 31-year-old Lagos trader, Fatimo Nurudeen, has hit the rock after she told an Agege Customary Court that her husband, Ayomide Yakubu, a welder, has turned her into a punching bag as he beats her on a daily basis, as well as bringing fetish objects into their homes.
The mother of two children, ages seven years and ten years said:
"I don’t think my husband is normal because he beats me as if we are in a boxing competition.
Also, he brought home a substance suspected to be fetish in nature and put it in our room. I was afraid of it, and my children and myself had to run for our dear lives from our matrimonial home.
My husband drinks to stupor and smokes Indian hemp, after which he usually loses self control.
I do not love him anymore, I want a dissolution of our marriage. I have been the one responsible for the upkeep of our children in the past three years since I parked out of his house, so I want the custody of my children but I want him to be responsible for their monthly upkeep."
The 35-year-old Yakubu was not in court, forcing the President of the court, Phillips Williams, to adjourn the case to June 1 for further hearing.