My wife beats up my big sister, husband tells court

My wife beats up my big sister, husband tells court
February 06 19:26 2017

A civil servant, Thomas Enemaku, has told a Jikwoyi Customary Court in  Abuja, how his wife often beat up his elder sister who visited to assist her nurse their newly born baby.

He also told the court his wife was of the habit of bragging about her bullying feat and telling people that she used to beat a woman (her husband’s elder sister) who came to spy on her home.

Enemaku said this his people had ostracised him because of his wife’s unruly behaviour.

The petitioner who testified in a divorce petition he filled against his wife, Victoria Aladi, also said that his wife has no respect for his relatives.

He said the marriage had become a threat to his life.

“My wife doesn’t respect my relatives, she beat up my elder sister who came to assist her when she put to bed.

“She went about telling people that she beat up a woman who came to spy her home. For that reason, I was ostracised.”

Enemaku said that his wife no longer cooks food for him.

He said, “My wife doesn’t cook for me anymore, sometimes she would wait for me to go out and eat before she cooks for the children.

“Even on new year day, I had to go to a friend’s place to eat.”

The petitioner also told the court that his wife makes his blood pressure to rise.

He said, “Living with my wife is a threat to my life. We never agree on issues, she is always making trouble with me, whenever we engage in such troubles, my blood pressure rises almost to a critical level.

“The other day she wanted to break my head with a pestle, it was my neighbours that came to my rescue.”

He begged the court to grant him divorce and his misery.

The accused wife was not present in court, while the judge, Everyman Eleanya, adjourned the case to Feb. 9 for continuation of hearing.