I Flog My Wife For Sex —Man Tells Judge

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A defendant in a divorce suit, Mr. Sarafadeen Adejumo, 57, has told an Agege Grade ‘A’ Customary court, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria that he flogs his estranged wife, Mrs. Simbiat Adejumo, to compel her to have sex with him.

Sarafadeen, a vulcaniser, made the revelation during cross-examination in a suit filed by the petitioner, Simbiat, 46, seeking the dissolution of her 26 years marriage on grounds of constant beating and other irreconcilable differences.

“She bought the cane to pursue birds from eating her goods. Then, I took it from her shop and use it to flog her whenever she denies me of having sex with her,” he told the court.

He accused his wife of committing adultery, saying “we were at home enjoying ourselves one day when suddenly her phone rang and immediately she went out of the room without her pant. She didn’t return home until 9.30 p.m. She is also involved in extramarital flings with a lawyer.”

The father of four also accused his wife of being fetish. “There was a day she held my penis with a fetish ring after which it could not function for three months until I sought solution to it through a native doctor who happens to be a friend of mine.”

He prayed the court to grant him custody of their three children, Tajudeen Adejumo, 22, Tawakalitu Adejumo, 20 and Mojeed Adejumo.

He described his wife as carefree and not ready to take proper care of the children.

Responding to the allegations levelled against her, the rice seller said: “he is always beating me. During one of the beatings, I fainted and could not stand up for days.”

The 46-year old accused her husband of lying on three cutlasses whenever he sleeps.

After listening to the parties, the president of the court, Emmanuel Shokunle, advised them to keep the peace.

He then adjourned the suit till 4 October, 2011 for judgment.

—Ibrahim Bakare

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