A housewife, Kehinde Oladosu, has told an Osogbo magistrate’s court that she beats her husband, Asimuyu Oladosu, whenever ‘some unknown spirits’ come over her.
Pleading with the court not to dissolve her marriage, Kehinde, on Tuesday, said she still cherishes her marriage of 17 years. Weeping profusely, Kehinde, who admitted beating her husband at will, urged the court to save her marriage, which is blessed with three children.
She said, “What my husband said is true. I always beat him but I do not know what usually come over me whenever I did that. Some unknown spirits push me to do it.
“I still love my husband and I want the matter to be settled amicably. I don’t want to leave him and I promise that I will never beat him again.”
But the husband said, “I am tired of this marriage due to frequent beating by my wife as well as her nagging nature.
“She does not go to church and whenever I go to church or vigil, she will not allow me into the house and if she does, she beats me mercilessly.
“And base on these facts, I want the court to dissolve this union.”
President of the court, Mrs. Temilade Agboola, urged the husband to consider the plea of his wife and forgive her but Asimiyu refused, stressing he wanted divorce.
Agboola said that as the husband insisted on having a divorce, the court has no option but to grant the request.
She subsequently dissolved the marriage and ordered that the wife should take custody of the three children.
Agboola also ordered Oladosu to give N9, 000 monthly for the upkeep of the children.