My Wife Beats Me Silly, Alhaji Tells Judge


The Agege Grade ‘A’ Customary Court was thrown into laughter recently when a petitioner, Alhaji Azeez, who told the court that his wife, Mrs Idayat Azeez beats him each time there was any disagreement between them in the house.

The petitioner also added that his wife gave birth to four children and all of them are wayward due to the fact that she loves her work more than her family.

He said: ‘‘I will never forgive my wife because she beats me so much to the extent that we have not been sleeping together on the same bed again for some time.”

He pleaded with the court to caution his wife because she was the one controlling him in the house and does not allow him to discipline the children because of their bad behaviour.

Reacting to the petitioner’s claims, his wife, Mrs. Idayat Azeez confirmed that she used to beat her husband whenever they fight, adding that any time there is disagreement between them, her husband’s elder sister usually throws out her belongings from her matrimonial home.

The woman said the man abuses her anytime she reports the children’s behaviour to him.

She also added that he does not give the children money for food.

Idayat said she had to treat her husband that way because all the responsibilities are shouldered by her, including the maintenance of the house.

The president of the court, Mr Emmanuel Sokunle said any disagreement between the couple should not be made known to their extended families. He advised them to train their children well because they are the future leaders.

The court advised the couple to end their disagreement before they come back to the court.

The matter was adjourned till 1 November, 2011.

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