Man appeals to court to have marriage dissolved over excessive beating from wife

Emmanuel Osuya, 55, a retired civil servant, has asked an a Customary Court in Igando, Lagos, to dissolve his 32-year-old marriage


Osuya told the court on Wednesday that his wife, Abigeal Osuya, 50, had turned him into a punching bag.

Osuya told the court that his life was being threatened by his wife who beat him at the slightest provocation.

“My wife wants to kill me; she beat me almost every day with dangerous weapons. On three occasions, she broke my leg, preventing me from going out for days,’’ he lamented.

“Abigeal succeeded in creating enmity between me and my children, she tells them false and damaging stories about me in order to hate me. So my children only care for her by sending her money and other items every month, without extending their love to me, they always ignore me as if I do not exist,’’ Osuya added.

He also accused his wife of being a thief.

“I cannot keep money at home again because my wife will steal it. She acted as if she is not always satisfied with the money I give her in spite of the fact that my children always send her money every month,’’ he said.

Another accusation was that she always starved him of food.

He appealed to the court to have his marriage dissolved.

“I am no longer interested in the marriage, I don’t want to die now, more so that I am out of love," he said finally.


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