A 40 year-old trader, identified as Rashidat Ogunniyi, told the Igando Customary Court to nullify her 12-year-old marriage on ground that her husband, Kazeem, is only concerned about the welfare of his dog.
“Kazeem is an irresponsible husband and father. He lacks care and love for me and our children. He only cares about the health, happiness and safety of his dog. He always showers the dog with compliments,” Rashidat said during her cross-examination on Thursday, December 9
The mother of three added;
“My husband turned me into a punching bag, he beats me at the slightest provocation. There was a day he beat me in public and tore my cloth.”she said
“I live every minute of my life in fear. Save me from the cruel hands of my husband and grant me the custody of our children,” she prayed
However, Kazeem was not in court to respond to the allegations despite being served hearing notices several times and the court president, Adeniyi Koledoye, adjourned the case until Jan. 18 for judgment.