A woman has accused her husband of battering her after his N500 went missing at their home in Lagos.
Motunrayo Eweje, a hairdresser, claims her husband, Ayoyemi Eweje, couldn’t find the N500 note he kept in a carton on the refrigerator in their Baiyewu, Ikorodu residence. As a result, he accused her of having something to do with the missing money and brutally beat her up last Tuesday, July 3rd.
She said she was making a customer’s hair on June 27, when Eweje, a generator repairer, accused her of taking the money. He ordered her to go and look for it but she soon returned to her customer. When she finished, he refused to let her into the house.
Motunrayo told The Nation that the next day, Eweje ordered her to pack out of their home and she left with her two children, aged 11 and 5 years, to her friend, Mrs Blessing Jacob’s place. According to her, last Tuesday, July 3, Eweje trailed her to Jacob’s place, beat her up and threatened to kill her and her friend.
My husband was looking for N500 that Wednesday. I was making someone’s hair outside the house when he told my children to call me. He asked for the money. I told him I didn’t know anything about it and I went back outside to continue making the hair. When I finished, I returned home but the door was locked. I had no choice than to go to Mrs Jacob’s place that night.
The following day (Thursday), I went back home to take care of my children, and do some house chores but the door was locked.
I went to where he was to get the key. He returned to the house, opened the door, sat down, crossed his legs and told me to pack my things. I did as he said because I was already tired of the marriage and I went back to my friend’s house with my children.
Last Tuesday, he came to my friend’s house around midnight and knocked on the door.
My friend and I thought he came to settle the quarrel but he entered the house and beat me seriously, leaving me injured.
I am tired of this marriage and I want it to end. It has been full of quarrels, beatings and arguments. I am not in love again. My husband does not take care of me.