‘I Felt Like Stabbing My Husband For Stripping Me Naked, Then Refused To Have Sex With Me’

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Grade A Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, has adjourned till April 26, a divorce suit brought before it by a woman, Rainat Adetipe, against her husband, Muyideen Adetipe.

Rainat had sought for divorce on the grounds of battery and threat to her life by her husband.

The plaintiff stated that the defendant had so much frustrated her that she was always thinking of stabbing him or pouring hot water on him.

According to her, she came to court to avoid committing murder.

Muyideen did not come to court.

The court president, Mrs S.M. Akintayo ordered that a fresh court hearing be served the defendant.

Rainat, a trained hairdresser, while giving her evidence, told the court that she met her husband as a student and that they both worshipped in the same mosque.

According to her, a relationship developed between them, and this grew and later ended in marriage.

The plaintiff explained that their union started experiencing crisis after she had their first child.

Rainat said, “My husband instructed me immediately our first child was one year old that I should stop working.

“He was carrying out his national youth corps service then.  I was not positively disposed to this decision because of paucity of fund. His allowance as a youth corps member was small and what I did was to augment whatever he gave me with the proceeds from my business.

“I refused to stop my business and would go out to make hair for people after he had left home.

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