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Woman says that court should dissolve marriage over husband’s attempt to kill her



An housewife, Mrs Mukaila Kafilat has asked an Osogbo Customary Court to dissolve her marriage to her husband, Mr Mukaila Olaoye over allegation that her husband had attempted to kill her, which she narrowly escaped.

Kafilat told the court that, “I was sleeping one day when I felt hands around my neck and discovered my husband was trying to strangle me to death.
“But for the intervention of our neighbours, I would have been dead by now”.

She told the court with tears screaming down her face.

She also accused her husband of lack of interest in her and that he does not love her any more , which is the reason he had stopped caring for her and their children.

She told the court that he also doesn’t give her peace of mind in the house, always monitoring her moves and does not allow her to have friends and beats her whenever he sees her with the opposite sex.

Kafilat therefore urged the court to dissolve the marriage between them so she could have peace of mind and move on with her life as she believed that her marriage has failed already.

Her husband, Olaoye however denied the allegations against him and said he has since stopped beating Kafilat since last year May.

He said he still love his wife, and insisted that he is not guilty of any allegation levied against him, stressing that he was not ready to divorce his wife.

A friend to the husband, Mr Ajibade Kolawole who was also present in court, appealed to the court not to dissolve the marriage as it would greatly affect their two kids.

The president of the court, Chief N. L Odelola then adjourned the case till Feb. 23 and urged the couple to try and settle the matter before the next adjournment date.

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