“My husband is fond of raping me”, divorce seeking wife tells court

A businesswoman recognized as Mrs. Charity on Wednesday, pleaded to a Customary Court sitting in Jikwoyi, to terminate the marriage between her and her husband, Abel, ‘because he regularly rapes her.


In the divorce petition she served, Charity said:

my husband is fond of raping me. I have endured this for a long time.,”

Mrs. Charity also alleged that her husband is a chronic womanizer.

The husband, Mr. Abel who is also a businessman denied the allegation in the court by saying:

All that she said are false. I can’t rape my wife. I am not a womaniser, rather it is my wife that has cheated. “In May 2017 while she was in the bathroom, I saw a text message on her phone.

She has been discussing with a man in China. “They have agreed to marry. She told the man that she is not married.

That the man she is leaving with is her brother. “When I confronted her, she collected the phone from me and smashed it on the floor. I am tired of the marriage.

Abel consented to the end of the marriage and also stated he will take custody of the two children of the marriage since his wife has rejected the same.

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The Presiding Judge, Jemilu Jega, adjourned the case until Aug. 26, for judgment.

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