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Woman seeks dissolution of 12-year-old marriage over threats to life

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A housewife, Rukayat Jamiu, 27 has asked Badagry Customary Court, to dissolve her 12-- , alleging that her husband Kareem, constantly threatens to kill and cut her into piece with his cutlass.

Rukayat, a fashion designer, who resides at No 3, Baba­suru Close, Ilogbo, Badagry, also told the court that she could no longer tolerate his frequent beating, adding that there was no more love in the .

“I met Kareem in 2006 when I was just 15 years of age, he approached me and promised to marry me. 41 days after the birth of my first child, he beats me up with his belt. I had four children for Kareem,” she alleged, adding that her husband is a woman­iser and an alcoholic.

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“Kareem woke me up in the middle of the night and threatened to kill and cut me into pieces with his cutlass. He asked me to say last prayer. My children woke up and began to plead with him to save me from being cut into pieces. That day, I made up my mind not to continue with the marriage, she claimed.

Kareem, 47, an electrician, who live in Oko-Afo denied beating his wife. He said that he was fed up with Rukayat adulterous and drinking life, adding that he was no longer interested in the marriage.

The court’s President, Mr Sakirudeen Adekola, ad­journed the case until Nov. 22, for further hearing, to give room for a peaceful settlement.(NAN)

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