A housewife, Folasade Fatunla, on Thursday told an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court that her husband, Gbenga, beat and stabbed her after she went to cast her vote in the 2015 Ekiti governorship election.
Folashade, 32, who made this known when she testified in her divorce petition, said her husband stabbed her in the hand with a broken bottle.
“My husband accused me of leaving the children at home without his knowledge,” she said.
She begged the court to dissolve her 12-year marriage to Gbenga for alleged battery, threat to life and lack of care for her and the children.
Folasade, a trader and resident of Igirigiri St., Ado-Ekiti, told the court that she packed out of the respondent’s house a year ago when he attempted to kill her.
She said the petitioner 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 the respondent was drunk and she queried him for behaving in such manner, the respondent would beat her mercilessly.
Folasade said the respondent often threatened to kill her whenever they had any misunderstanding.READ MORE