Benue born artiste, Zaaki Azzay and his wife, Hadiza has ended their 8 years marriage.
The marriage which produce 3 children, we learnt has been dissolved few months ago when Zaaki turn her wife into a boxer’s punching bag.
We gathered that the marriage ended four months ago but it became a public consumption when the ex-couple engaged in a bitter custody battle which has attracted the attention of the Police.
Hadiza, 29, revealed that she packed out of her husband’s house on April 17, 2012 after being badly battered the day before by her erstwhile husband, Zaaki.
She was able to leave with two of her children, but the third one, her
eldest child, is still living with Zaaki.
Hadiza revealed that he had been battering her for years, sometimes he would beat her so much she would faint, but her family kept telling her to go back to him for the sake of their children.
She said she left him twice last year but returned to him after much pressure from family and friends. But when the battery continued, she made up her mind to end her marriage for good because she didn’t want to be another dead wife.
Hadiza was a housewife, so since leaving her husband she has been under the care of an NGO that takes care of battered women. They’ve given her and her children shelter and are taking up her case.
She will issue an official press statement telling her side of the story in the coming days…right now she’s dealing with the police who arrested her for allegedly ‘kidnapping’ her own children.
She says Zaaki has been using the police to harass her, since they broke up four months ago.