A 25-year-old woman, Fatimo Akinwunmi, has prayed an Agege Customary Court to end her four-year-old marriage to her husband, Sadiq Akinwumi.
Fatimo told the court there was no love lost in the marriage but constant battery.
Fatimo, a 200 level undergraduate of NTI, Kaduna, and an indigene of Oyo and a mother of one, resides at Fadahunsi St., Okeira, Aguda -Ogba in Lagos.
She told the court “My husband constantly beats me and no longer cares for me and our child.’’
The petitioner alleged that her husband was no longer in support of her quest for higher education, as he had promised when they got married in 2014.
She alleged that the respondent was irresponsible and often demanded sex from her.
She added, “My husband refused to be responsible, living my care and that of our child to his parents.
“All he does is to sleep with me, without any form of protection, and wanting me to conceive another child, while he remained jobless.”
She also told the court that her husband neither cared for her upkeep nor that of their child.
The petitioner added that her father in-law is always taking sides with her husband and “demanding that I give birth to another child, and wondering why should l have just a child for his son.’’
She pleaded with the court to separate them, saying, “I am no longer interested in the union,” as she demanded custody of their child and to award her other consequential orders as the court may deem fit.
“This our marriage has broken down irretrievably, as there has been no love and peace since the inception of the marriage,
“My husband does not care for me and beats me habitually . He doesn’t know his responsibility in feeding and clothing his family,’’ she said.
However, her husband, Sadiq was absent in court and had no representation.
The judge, Philip Williams, however, adjourned the case till Sept. 14, for further hearing.