My dad pushed me down the stairs – Venita opens up on abuse [Video]

Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate, Venita Akpofure, has revealed that she was a victim of domestic violence while growing up.

She alleged that her father, Mr Akpofure was physically abusive towards her, adding that when she got married, her husband, Terna Tarka also subjected her to abuse.

The mother-of-two made the revelation while having a conversation with her love interest, Adekunle in the garden in Biggie’s house.

Venita claimed her dad used to hit her with blunt and sharp objects, and there was a time he pushed her down the stairs. She also said that he locked her out of the house for more than three hours.

She, however, added that during her introduction, he got drunk and gave a speech about how he often thought about apologising to her for being abusive.

The reality TV star said her dad was harsh, and might have thought he was disciplining her, but during his speech at her marriage rites, he admitted to getting physical with only her out of all his children.

Watch her speak below:

Meanwhile in another news…

A housewife identified as Muibat Lawal, has filed for divorce from her husband on the grounds of lack of love, domestic abuse and gross irresponsibility.

The mother of two approached the Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo state to dissolve her marriage of eight years to her estranged husband, Abduljelil Lawal.

In her testimony, Mrs Lawal told the court that she met Lawal through Facebook after which they fell in love and started a relationship.

She lamented that her marriage has been like a battle ground because he turns her into a punching bag whenever she asks him to provide for the family.

“After our wedding in Offa town, Lawal’s irresponsibility became well-pronounced as he turned me into his punching bag. He beats me anytime I beg him to provide for us at home. In fact, he accuses me of infidelity and subjects me to public assault,” Lawal told the court.

According to the woman, she had fallen out of love with her estranged husband, hence the need for the court to grant her request for the dissolution of the marriage.

Mr Lawal did not object to his wife’s request for divorce, but he denied being abusive or assaulting her in the course of their eight-year union. He told the court that he is willing to assume sole responsibility of raising their two children.

He said; “She is free to go if she wishes, and I’m ready to cater for the children.”

Delivering judgment, the court’s president, S.M. Akintayo, held that court owed it a duty to grant the petitioner’s request for the sake of peace since she proved beyond reasonable doubt that her marriage to Mr Lawal had broken down.

Akintayo awarded custody of the two children to the petitioner but ordered the respondent to ensure a monthly payment of N15,000 for their upkeep allowance and gave an order restraining Mr Lawal from either threatening, harassing or interfering in the private life of his estranged wife.

She then ordered that the duo be made to take up joint responsibility for the education and welfare of the children.