This is completely terrible. No mother deserves to go through this all in the name of marriage.
41-year-old Taiwo Arum has pleaded with an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve her 11-year-old marriage on the grounds of battery and rape.
The mother of four was in tears as she narrates her ordeal stating that her husband Jamiu used to beat her â€œmercilesslyâ€ before raping her.
Here is what 247 NigeriaNewsUpdate reports:
â€œMy husband, Jamiu usually beat me before raping me in the presence of our children. After the attack, our children normally advised me to cooperate with him, so that he will not kill me. On each occasion, nobody could hear my crying because of the noise from some of our tenantsâ€™ generatorsâ€, she told the court.
Taiwo, a building materials seller, said Jamiu usually gave her and their four children only N400 feeding allowance daily.
The woman, who claimed to be the fourth wife, said that the children lacked fatherly care and affection.
Jamiu, 45, a transporter, denied the allegations, claiming, â€œI did not hit her, she is blowing the issue out of proportionâ€™â€™.
The husband stated that he still loved his wife and urged the court not to dissolve the marriage.
The President of the Court, Mr Adewale Eko, ordered the husband to start paying N5,000 to his estranged wife as weekly allowance to cater for the children. Eko advised them to go and meet the elders in both families for amicable resolution and adjourned the case till, December 1. (NAN).