My wife beats me a lot and threatens to kill me: Man Pleads in Court, Asks for a Divorce

A security agent, Mr Jimoh Babatunde, has pleaded with a Lagos Grade ‘B’ Customary Court sitting in Orile-Agege, to dissolve his five-year-old marriage to his wife, Arike, over alleged threat to life and attacks with dangerous weapons. According to the husband, the wife was the boss at home.

Babatunde, a 40-year-old man, who lives at 28, Larunsi Street, Orile-Agege, told the court that his wife was in the habit of beating him with dangerous weapons. He claimed that his wife was something else at home, adding that she always stripped naked whenever she wanted to fight him, so that he won’t be able to hold her clothes.

According to him, “She used many weapons to fight me. She would threaten to kill me if I divorce her; so I left the house last month when I could no longer cope with the situation… I have been squatting with my friend since I left my house. I want the court to dissolve the marriage and assure me that Arike will not kill me thereafter.”

So much for a security agent! One wonders how he protects his employers. However, the wife did not show up in court to defend herself.


  1. Shame no catch a whole man b4 e cry say ehn wife dey beat am.
    D sun don begin rise 4west set 4east.
    Thank god u no be my security agent,na iya alakara go dey flog you next.
    Judge pity this man now.
    His wife na professional man beater,dis one wey shhe dey commot pant b4 fight.
    Does she watch wrestling on tv b4 battle?


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