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I only beat my wife when she misbehaves – Man tells court

Lukman Soladoye, a father of four, showed up in court on Tuesday in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, to answer charges of assault against his wife, Kemi Soladoye and their four children.

According to Soladoye, he beats his wife and kids when they err but loves them and only wants the best for them.

The complainant had previously stated, via attorney B.A. Tanko, that she had considered getting a divorce because of the constant abuse but she ultimately decided to work things out with her spouse.

She implored the judge to warn the accused to cease hurting her and their kids physically.

“If your wife does anything wrong to you, talk to her about it and show your displeasure; you are not supposed to beat your wife.

“As for your children, beating is not the only way to correct a child; always show love and affection to your children, pray for them, and advise them”, the judge advised.

The judge instructed the complainant to notify the court if the defendant assaults her once more and stated that the court would continue to keep an eye on the defendant’s behaviour.