Man nicknamed ‘stubborn’ beats wife to coma over divorce

A 33-year-old housewife, Salami Ruth, was beaten to coma by her husband, Salami Olajide (a.k.a Stubborn) at their home on Ijede Road, Ikorodu on Saturday, 7 March, 2020.

The fight followed Ruth’s pronouncement of her resolve to quit the distressed marriage. This however did not go down well with Olajide who allegedly rained blows and even attempted to force sniper, an insecticide down her throat.

P.M. Express learnt that the duo got married about six years ago with three children . The woman who is nursing a six-month-old baby was taken to Ajayi Hospital within the community where she is receiving treatment.

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The landlord, Alhaji Lawal Tanimola, who reported the case to the police, told our correspondent on Monday that he was observing his prayer when he heard Ruth’s continuous screaming and also calling his name. He had to discontinue his prayers, called other tenants with whom they forced the door open.

According to him, Olajide would have succeeded in his evil plans but for their prompt intervention. There has never been a week in their nearly-two-years’ stay in his house without turmoil. The couple had a fight when the wife was heavily pregnant and everyone thought the woman was dead as she was grasping for breathe.

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‘’We tried to intervene, but the husband stopped us, warning us to back off as we are not party to their marriage. Just like ever before, he was arrested and we all heaved a sigh of relief. But we were stunned to see the man released the next day on the order from above as it was a pure family affair.’’

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Another neighbour who spoke to P.M. EXPRESS on the condition of anonymity disclosed that the decision of the wife to decide to call it quit with her aggressor-husband is the best thing that would happen to her; lest she would be found dead sooner than later.

She disclosed that nothing would come out of it if she was killed by “Stubborn” (her husband).

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