An Electrician, Joseph Abo on Friday told a Nyanya Customary Court in Abuja that his wife made away with all his properties, including a pair of bathroom slippers.
Abo made the claim while responding to a divorce petition filed by his wife, Victoria.
“One morning, I had some work to do outside the house. As I left home I thought my wife also left for work too because she works with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“To my greatest surprise, when I came home, I almost did not recognise my house because my wife had moved all my properties; our wedding pictures, our wedding gifts, down to my bathroom slippers,’’ he said.
He said that the most painful aspect of the development was that he hid some money at the back of the parlour chair, which was among the property his wife removed from the house.
“I made an opening in the back of the parlour chair, where I hid N87,000, I did not want anyone to see it because it is contribution money, now my wife has packed everything,’’ he said.
He, however, told the court that he was in a covenant with his wife and would not agree to the dissolution of the marriage.
However, the petitioner, who was present in court, denied the allegations, saying the things she moved out of the house were those she bought with her money.
“I am not aware of any money hidden at the back of the parlour chair, I only packed all the things I bought with my money,’’ she said.
The petitioner begged the court to dissolve the marriage, saying she has no reason to remain in the marriage since the marriage had produced no child.
“My husband has infection which affected his sperm count. I took him to the hospital for treatment but he is not willing to take his medications, hence he was unable to impregnate me.
“And he already has six children with three other women; I beg this honourable court to help me to dissolve this marriage,’’ she said.
The judge, Jemilu Mega, advised the respondent to try and win back the love of his wife and possibly seek reconciliation with her before the court passed its judgment.
Mega adjourned the case until June 8 for judgment.
NGIJ Commences Governance Assessment Tour In Ondo State
The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) will on Monday commence Governance Assessment Tour in Ondo State to assess impact of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration on the people.
A statement issued on Saturday by the Guild Public Relations Officer, Adeyemi Obadimu said NGIJ delegation would arrive Akure, the Ondo State Capital on Monday to commence the Governance Assessment.
Obadimu noted that the Governance Assessment aimed at rooting for the truth, getting firsthand information from different stakeholders and assessing impact of current administration in Ondo State.
”Our members from every part of the country will on Monday converge in Akure, Ondo State Capital for commencement of Governance Assessment Tour to assess Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration impact on the people.
”Our crew will engage critical stakeholders including traditional rulers, civil servants, labour unions, pensioners, top government officials, students, market men/women and others in order to get firsthand information about the current administration led by Governor Akeredolu.”
Obadimu disclosed that the guild has carried our similar assessment in Kogi and Bayelsa states, saying ‘this is part of our contributions to deepen Democratic rule in Nigeria’.
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