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To The Journalist Who Said “Beating Is The Only Language My Wife Understands”, Will You Rather Be A Murderer Than Be A Divorcee?

   

Not every marriage will last forever, it will not always work out for everyone. People need to realize that when it is no longer working as expected, they have an option of leaving instead of inflicting pain on each other.

A photojournalist of Business Day Newspaper, Francis Abiagan, who beat and stripped his wife naked said the beating was the only language she understood, and we find it really ridiculous when men say this. Isn’t is better to be a divorcee than to be a muderer?

The Nation reported that Francis had been married to his wife for 10 years and had always abused her.

A statement by Campaign Against Impunity and Domestic Violence explained that Francis inflicted injuries on his wife and boasted that nothing would happen to him.

SEE ALSO: “He Was Swearing That He Would “Enter Instablog” As The Next Man Who Killed His Wife” – Woman Narrates Her Domestic Violence Ordeal

 

HE SAID:

I have been married for 10 years now. My mother had a stroke and no one was available to take care of her. I brought my mother to the house and since then, it has been war. My wife hates my mother with a passion. My sin is that I accommodated all her siblings and they have turned my life into a nightmare.

My wife has been devising means to deal with my mother. She starved my mother to the extent that I hired a help, who cooks for her. My wife was seen dragging my mother on the ground, calling her a witch. I have been enduring it but I could not bear this last one she did to my mother.

My wife threatened the cook I hired not to come. The church has organized several meetings for us. They begged her to change but she refused. It is the language she understands I gave to her.

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