‘My wife grabs, twists my testicles during fights’
– Man Informs Court
The 10-year-old marriage between Chukwuma Onwumere and Obianuju, his wife, may be dissolved over the wife’s penchant to always go for her husband’s testicles any time they were fighting. Chukwuma, the petitioner, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State yesterday, that Obianuju, who bore him two children, was after his life.
His words: “My wife wants to kill me by always grabbing my testicles when we fight. Apart from twisting my scrotum, she was always hitting me with dangerous weapons over trivial issues.
“She once cut me on the head with a machete during one of our fights.” Domestic Violence The 43-year-old man said his wife was fond of going out and returning at will and that whenever he cautioned her, she would turn it to a fight. He begged the court to dissolve the marriage.
He called me a witch—Wife However, Obianuju, denied all the allegations but alleged that her husband was a threat to her life.
She said: “My husband was always beating me; all the scars on my body were as a result of his abuse.
There was a day he beat me and one of my teeth fell off. “There was a night I saw him holding a charm and moving round my bed and reciting some incantations. I stood up, but he left my room and placed the charm at my door post,” the 34-year-old woman said.
The mother of two said her husband parked her belongins to her village, claiming she was a witch. According to her,
“my husband carried my properties to my parents, saying he was told by a spiritualist that I am a witch. He told my parents that he was no longer interested in our marriage.” She said she never attacked her husband with a machete as they did not have machete at home.
Obianuju pleaded with the court to grant her husband’s wish and dissolve the marriage as she too was no longer interested in the union.
The President of the court, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case until September 12 for further hearing.