I beat my husband because I can’t take his nonsense, woman tells court‎


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A woman, Damilola Osilulu, on Tuesday told an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan that she beats her husband because she can’t take ‘nonsense’ from him. ‎

Damilola, a trader, spoke while responding to a suit filed by her husband for the dissolution of their marriage.

She also told the court presided by Henry Agbaje, the President of the Customary Court,‎ that she beats her husband because he orders her around on how she should live her life.

According to Damilola, her husband complains a lot and also makes senseless demands from her.

She said, “Sometimes, Akinkunmi orders me to do senseless things and I don’t obey him.

“However, if I see wisdom in his demands, I try as much as possible to come down to his level.

“If I can’t take his nonsense, I hit him straight away because Akinkunmi feels he is the husband, and that he is also lord over me.”‎

Damilola’s husband, Akinkunmi a printer, explained that he filed the divorce suit to bring an end to his wife’s domination over his affairs.

Testifying before the court, he said, “My lord, Damilola does not want me to have a say in the house as she challenges my authority.

“If I ask her to do anything, she questions my authority and violently attacks me.

“This is to the extent that people keep coming to our matrimonial home for settlement of rift every now and then.

“Only God knows what would have happened if I had reacted to her frequent attacks against me.

“Enough of Damilola’s nagging; I cannot continue to stand her disrespect. Besides, she doesn’t take proper care of our three-year-old child.”‎

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However, the judge, Agbaje prevailed on the couple to exercise more patience.

He advised relatives of both parties to settle the matter, and adjourned the case until August 31 to deliver judgment.‎

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