Save my life, wife threatened to stab me – Husband tells court
A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday, dissolved the four-year-old marriage between a trader, Shakiru Fasasi and his wife, Mary, over threat to life. Shakiru, while earlier testifying before Chief Ademola Odunade, the court’s President, said that Mary had threatened to stab him with a knife. He said that she was abusive.
Delivering judgment, Odunade held that
In his testimony, Shakiru said: ”these days, I sleep with one eye open because three weeks ago, Mary took a knife and attempted to stab me. I narrowly escaped with my life. That incident happened when she requested for N5,000 from me, but I was only able to give her N3,000. I reported the incident at a nearby police station and she was arrested and later granted bail. In her response, Mary, who did not deny most of the allegations, said that her husband was a stingy man. My lord, Shakiru gives me money that is not sufficient. It is true that I attempted to stab him with a knife. I have begged him, his mother and other relatives for forgiveness,” Mary said.