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Ebonyi man lands in court after beating divorce-seeking wife for demanding sex

One James Omeh has admitted before the Ebonyi Family Law Centre, a special court in the state that handles family matters, that he beats his wife, Elizabeth for demanding for sex.

Elizabeth accused her husband, James, of starving her of sex for one year, adding that each time she attempted to seduce him, he would start beating her.

Responding to the allegation, James said “She is making me to be amused. We don’t have any problem. The day she left home, I went for a burial and she asked me to have sex with her and I said no, because I was tired. I beat her and she left that day.”

Elizabeth, who is a nurse alleged that her marriage rites were done in a hurry, adding that her in-laws replaced a healthy man, Johnson, who came to marry her, with a sick James within two weeks.

According to him, her husband’s family hurriedly performed the marriage rites and had them wedded within two weeks, claiming that the short period of time did not afford her the opportunity to study him.

She said, “I had a baby boy before the family came to marry me off. Johnson was the one they presented to marry me. After the traditional marriage, I went to stay with them.

“Then they told me that James was my husband. I discovered that James is mentally ill, epileptic and impotent. He does not talk to me from morning till night. In the night, he would attack me with a cutlass. He wanted to kill me one night as I was sleeping and he nearly strangled me.

“At a time, I spent three years in my father’s house without any information from his family. So, now, I want to be free from them. Another day, he nearly killed me because I tried to arouse him for sexual intimacy as my supposed husband. He beat me until I fainted. They should come and collect the bride price they paid to my parents.”

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