A husband has confessed in court how he turned his wife into a punching bag over sex.
32-years-old Shakirat Kehinde has urged a Customary Court sitting in Ikorodu, Lagos State, to annul her 10 year old marriage to 40-year-old Salau Kehinde, for allegedly turning her into a punching bag over sex.
The woman further told the court that she is fed up of the marriage that has produced two children as her life is no longer safe after her husband threatened to bath her with hot water for daring to deny him his conjugal rights.
She told the court:
“My husband beats me whenever I returned from work. He would beat me when I told him I was too tired to have sex, or for any flimsy excuse. I want this court to dissolve our marriage and grant me custody of our children.”
But reacting to his wife’s allegation, Kehinde, a resident of 9, Fatai Oloko Street, Haruna, Ikorodu, agreed that he often descends on his wife whenever she denied him sex and if she came home late from her trading business.
“Yes, I do beat her whenever she denied me of sex but I did not intend to pour the hot water on her. I merely boiled the water so I could threaten her with it. I had no intention of bathing her in the water.
She refuses to cook for me when she is pregnant. She also said I should look for another wife.”
Kehinde however promised to stop beating or threatening his wife, adding that he was willing to take her back if she wants to stay with him.
The Court President, Olu Adebiyi, adjourned the matter to September 13 for possible reconciliation.