Divorce: My husband beat, stabbed me for voting in election


A housewife, Folasade Fatunla, on Thursday prayed an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage to her husband , Gbenga Fatunla for alleged battery, threat to life and lack of care for her and the children.

Fatunla said, her husband beat and stabbed her with a broken bottle after she went to cast her vote in the 2015 Ekiti governorship election.

“My husband accused me of leaving the children at home without his knowledge,”

According to the 32-yea- old trader, she packed out of the respondent’s house a year ago when he attempted to kill her.

She said her husband did not pay her dowry, adding that their co-habitation as husband and wife for the past 12 years had produced two children.

The petitioner said whenever Gbenga was drunk and she queried him for behaving in such manner, he would beat her mercilessly.

Folasade said the respondent often threatened ‎to kill her whenever they had any misunderstanding.

She said her husband did not care about the feeding, welfare and education of her two children but preferred to leave the house in morning and come home at midnight.

Folashade, however, requested that the respondent should be paying N10,000 as monthly feeding allowance of the two children and he should also be responsible for their education at all levels.

The President of ‎the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, after hearing the testimony of the petitioner, adjourned the case to Feb. 28, for further hearing.

Akomolede ordered the petitioner and the respondent to bring their witnesses on the adjourned date.


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