My Husband Beats Me, Woman Tells Court

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Blessing Ozoemelam, a 39-year-old multi-level marketer, has asked an Agege Customary Court to dissolve her marriage with her husband Emannuel Ozoemelam, 38, a forex trader over domestic violence. Blessing told the court that she had moved out of her husband’s house because the assault had persisted even after she reported at the Domestic Violence Unit at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. “I had to take my children out of the house when he continued beating me, even after the matter was reported to the domestic violence unit at Alausa, Ikeja Lagos. “He signed an undertaking to stop beating me but didn’t. I had to go back to my family house when the beats (sic) continued” she said. Meanwhile, Emanuel said he still loves his wife and does not want to divorce her. “I don’t beat her like she claimed, rather she is the one that gets violent anytime we argue. She even stops me whenever I try to leave the house to avoid further confrontation,” Emmanuel told the court. Ibironke Elabor, the court president after listening to both parties adjourned the matter till August 30, 2018 for hearing.
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