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Man, 32, begs court to dissolve his 3-year- old marriage over wife’s abusive nature

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A 32-year-old man, Babatunde Tijani , on Thursday asked an Agege Customary Court to dissolve his three-year-old marriage because of the abusive nature of his wife, Adetola.

Tijani, who resides at No. 160, Iyana ipaja, Abeokuta Express road, told the court that his wife was in the habit of fighting him and using foul language on him.

“My wife is too troublesome, whenever we have a misunderstanding, she threatens to kill me.

“It got to the stage where she used a knife and broken bottle to injure me and accused me of having extramarital affairs.

“Adetola is fond of embarrassing me at my place of work and she does not have any regard for my parents.

“My lord, I want to end this marriage because I cannot cope with my wife’s disrespect and irresponsible lifestyle anymore,” he said.

The respondent, 26, who is a fashion designer and a mother of a 10-month-old child, denied the allegations.

She told the court that she was in support of the dissolution of the marriage because she was fed up with her husband’s attitude.

“My husband is irresponsible and keeps late nights; he is always hanging out with friends and comes home drunk.

“He does not love and care for me and our child anymore,” she said.

The court’s President, Mr Philip Williams, adjourned the case to April 28 for judgment.

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