My husband will kill me with sex - woman seeks refuge in court

32-year-old Adenike Bolarinwa told the court that she had lost interest in the marriage because of incessant sexual and physical abuse by her 38-year-old husband, Abiola Bolarinwa.

A Nigerian businesswoman, Adenike Bolarinwa has petitioned the Agege Customary Court, Lagos to dissolve her marriage with her 38-year-old surveyor husband, Abiola Bolarinwa due to what she referred to as consistent physical and sexual abuse.

The 32-year-old woman told the court that “My husband constantly beats me and no longer cares for me and our children.

“I had to run away from the house when it became unbearable.

“There was a time my husband beat me severely and l was in coma for three days and admitted in the hospital for weeks.


“He is irresponsible, I want the court to separate us as I am no longer interested in the union.’’

As if the alleged physical abuses in the presence of their children were not enough, Adenike Bolarinwa further told the court presided over by Mrs. Ibironke Elabor that forcible sexual intercourse amidst threats and insults made her lose interest in the marriage completely.

She claimed that, “He calls me unprintable names in the presence of the children.

“My husband often makes uncomplimentary utterances about me while forcefully having sex with me; he calls me a harlot.”


Based on all these issued, Adenike has concluded that, “I want to live comfortably and in peace.”

However, as expected, Abiola Bolarinwa denied all the allegations levelled against him by the wife, saying, “My wife is stubborn, rude and has no respect for me as her husband.”

As to whether he is in favour of the divorce, Abiola Bolarinwa told the court that, “I still love her; I do not want the marriage dissolved.

“l promise to resolve whatever disagreement and conflicts we are facing.”


According to, the court adjourned the case until March 1 for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).


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