Wife Gets 26 Stitches After Husband Battered Her Over A Piece Of Fish
Mrs. Fatima Bankole, 34, was battered by her husband, Alhaji Kamoru Bankole, for taking a piece of fish from the pot to break her fast. The victim who is first of three wives of Alhaji Kamoru, was attacked at her residence in Alasia, Ijanikin in Lagos State, Nigeria.
According to Sahara Reporters, the bruising attack happened on the 16th of July, when the third wife reported the senior wife to their husband for taking fish from the soup to break her fast. The husband, according to witnesses, refused to listen to her excuse before attacking her.
Mrs. Fatima Bankole, reported that their husband had always physically abused her, but the incident of July 16th was more brutal and the last straw.
She narrated that they had made a roster between two wives - due to the absence of the third wife who was away at the time - to cook for 15 days each. The victim said she had completed her share of the period, and it was the turn of the second wife. She said they would normally serve the husband first, followed by the children before the wives would serve themselves.
However, on the day fateful day, Mrs. Fatima said the other wife had finished her cooking and served their husband and the children. She then went for her own meal. But soon after, the her mate complained to their husband that Fatima took a larger chunk of the fish in the pot. Alhaji Kamoru Bankole, queried her and she replied that she only took a little out of it, stating that the fish was in pieces and mixed in the stew. Sadly, her explanation, worsened the situation as Alhaji Kamoru delivered several punches to her face.
Fatima said she bled for hours and was further locked up in a room for three days before she escaped. She got help from kind neighbors who quickly rushed her to the nearest hospital for treatment.
That was the cruelest from her history of experience of assault by their husband, Mrs. Fatima recounted. She recalled how her hair was pulled out of her head, which resulted in grievous head injuries.
The police have now arrested the abusive husband, following outcry and petitions by the Women Arise civil group in Lagos. He will be arraigned in court next week, reported Sahara Reporters.