A 39-year-old man has been admitted to the hospital after his wife beat him and attempted to chop off his manhood for refusing to grant her a divorce.
The victim, Niyi Adeyem,o told Punch his wife acted that way after he refused to agree to a divorce.
Niyi said his marriage to his wife, Jumoke Bamgbola was barely a year old when his mother came for a brief visit. Jumoke however revolted against this visit which resulted to a misunderstanding and eventually led to their separation.
He said their union hit rock bottom in 2019, and Jumoke intensified the divorce process after she returned from a trip to Dubai in January 2022.
He said: “Jumoke stormed my house on May 30, 2022, around 11am and asked me why I had not been picking her lawyer’s phone calls. I refused to respond and she said that I must talk to her because she came prepared for me.
“I tried walking away, but she dragged me back and tore my native attire specially sewn for my late mum’s burial and became violent.
“She started throwing punches at me all over my body, especially on my legs because she is aware of my health condition. She tossed me around the house and kept saying that she would make sure I was admitted to a hospital.
“She also dragged my private parts and bit my hands as I tried to prevent her from biting my manhood. I deliberately stopped myself from hitting her like I was advised. So, I telephoned her dad and put it on phone speaker; her dad called out her name, but she refused to respond or listen to him.
“Her dad asked me to leave the house, but I couldn’t, as she locked my neck with my torn clothes and said that I must give her a divorce. I passed out as a result of the severe pain and later found myself in a hospital.
“My wife’s demand for a divorce became intense when she arrived from Dubai early this year. While she was in Dubai, we resolved our differences through video calls and made plans to relocate from where I stayed. But she suddenly changed and began comparing me with another man she met over there.
“She came back in January 2022 and requested to lodge at a hotel in the Lekki area of Lagos so as to self isolate because of Covid-19 to avoid virus infection on our son. Apparently, she came back to Nigeria with a boyfriend with whom she had arranged to spend the night in the hotel.
“I telephoned her several times, but she refused to receive my calls and when I used other people’s mobile phones to call, she cut off the calls after she heard my voice.
“She once telephoned me and said that only our child bound us together and I would be powerless after she took away our child. She later threatened to kill me with her bare hands if I didn’t give her a divorce because her boyfriend said that he could not marry someone who was married with a child.
“The matter has been reported at the Ketu Police Station, but she is yet to be arrested as she has gone into hiding.”