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Court dissolves 15-year-old marriage over domestic violence

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An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State, on Monday, dissolved a 15-year-old marriage between Shehu Isah and his wife, Amina, over domestic violence.
Amina told the court to end her 15-year-old marriage, claiming that the abuse she received from her husband was threatening her life, NAN reports.
“Save me from the cruel hands of my husband. I have suffered so much in silence.
“Anytime we have a misunderstanding, he will beat me, I live every minute of my life in fear.
“Whenever he wants sex and I tell him I am indisposed, he will beat me.
“If he is not in the mood to beat me, he won’t let me rest and goes as far as emptying a bucket of water on me. I can no longer endure it,” she said.
She further revealed that Isah smokes heavily in the presence of their children.
Amina begged the court to end the union as she was no longer in love with her husband.
Delivering judgment, the court President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, said Isah’s failure to appear in court proved that the marriage had hit the rocks.
“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent did not honour court processes; therefore, the court has no other choice than to dissolve the marriage.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mrs Aminat Isah and Mr Shehu Isah dissolved today.
“The court wishes both of you well in your endeavors,” Koledoye said.

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