My wife tried to stab me, man tells Abuja court

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A businessman, Mr Ojo Owo, on Friday, told a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, near Abuja, that his wife, Muyibat, attempted to stab him with a knife.

His claims are contained in a divorce petition he filed against the woman.

“One night, my wife took the kitchen knife and attempted to kill me over a little misunderstanding.

“She boasted that she will destroy, kill or cripple me and reduce me to nothing and that when she finishes with me, my family will not recognise me,” he claimed in the petition.

The petitioner also told the court that the respondent is “so stubborn, disrespectful, mannerless, diabolical and unfriendly” with anyone around him.

He stated that the respondent’s persistent conflicts have led to him developing high blood pressure, which he will have to manage for the rest of his life.

Additionally, he claimed that he had to leave his marital home to safeguard his life due to the respondent’s intolerable behavior, which included constant threats against his life.

He requested the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of the children.

In contrast, the respondent, Muyibat, who is also a businesswoman, refuted the accusations.

The Judge, Thelma Baba, advised the couple to seek an amicable resolution for the sake of their children and postponed the proceedings until March 7 for further hearing.