Man Begs Court To Dissolve 36-Year-Old Marriage; Says Wife, Children Beat Him


A 62-year-old retired banker, Kazeem Ogidan, is praying a Lagos court to dissolve his 36-year-old marriage over constant battery from his wife and children.

On Wednesday, Mr Ogidan told the Ikorodu Customary Court that his wife, Risikat, beat him.

”My wife beats me. She has also instigated our four children to beat me. My first born has threatened to poison me,” he alleged. “Our third born has also threatened to stab me. They conspire against me every day.”

However, Risikat, 58, a trader, denied the claims and accused her husband of not making her happy.

“My husband is always fighting me. I have no rest of mind.

”My children grew up watching their father beat me. They try to defend me. They never beat him,” she said.

The president of the Court, Saadat Quadri, queried the two children present in court over the allegations that their father laid against them.

She adjourned the case until May 26 for Judgment.


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