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‘My man kept three different canes to beat me’


A housewife, Mrs. Fatimo Arowono, alleged before an  Alakuko customary court, Lagos  that her husband, Lukman,  had three different canes he used to whip her like a baby whenever they had  misunderstanding.

The 32-year-old woman  claimed that the hubby was not only beating her always but also raining  curses on her. She added  that Arowono denied her the opportunity to have Western education despite the fact he promised to educate her when they were about to formalize their union.

The applicant also said that  her husband mounted pressure on her to have more children inspite of the fact that their union had five children, and that whenever she refused to have sex with him, he always used his canes on her.

She alleged that the estranged husband lacked  care for her and the children, saying she had  been the one responsible for feeding and payment of their children‘s school fees.

Fatino urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of the children.

Lukman  denied the wife’s allegations. He pleaded with  the court that he did  not want to divorce his wife because he still loved her.

The respondent claimed that he was not in the habit of abdicating his responsibility on the welfare of his children.

He said that he did  not want his wife to engage in buying and selling because men always use the opportunity to date women, adding that there was a day he saw a man trying to kiss his wife.

Court president, Mrs. Banigo, adjourned the case for further hearing.


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