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Abuja woman leaves ‘stingy’ police officer husband


Abuja woman leaves ‘stingy’ police officer husband

Customary Court in Bwari, Abuja, has granted the divorce sought by Mrs. G. Edet from Police Inspector D. Pius, alleging that he did not provide adequate financial support for the household.

In suit number FCT/CC/BWR/CV/02/2023, as seen by THE WHISTLER, the petitioner, who resides in Dutse Alhaji, told the court that her husband serves as a Police Orderly at the Supreme Court but fails to be orderly in their home.

“After our marriage, I have not experienced peace.

“The respondent is not responsible regarding the children and family needs.

“Any time I tried to bring to his notice the need of the family in terms of food stuff, he would say he doesn’t have money.

“The respondent will go to market by himself and buy food items in small quantities (e.g. crayfish N50, Maggi N20) and so on. After complaining, he will start giving me N10,000,” the petitioner stated.

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After the intervention of some family friends, the husband increased the allowance to N20,000 for feeding and upkeep, but according to her, “the money was still insufficient.”

Furthermore, she accused her husband of physically assaulting her during disagreements.

“On so many occasions, the respondent has asked me to leave his house but I keep pleading with him for the sake of my children.

“I am fed up with the marriage because of the respondent’s constant beating and injuries on my body; there are still some marks on my body and neck,” she deposed before the court.

She claimed she runs a prophetic ministry but her husband insisted on receiving and managing the finances sowed to the ministry.

Therefore, she sought several reliefs from the court:

“An order of this Honourable Court to grant me divorce and divorce certificate.

“An order of this Hon. Court to grant me the custody of my two children.

“An order for this Hon. Court ordering the Respondent to be paying the sum of N70,000 for monthly upkeep.

“An order of this Hon. Court ordering the Respondent to be responsible for the children school fees, medical bills and others.

“An order of this Hon. Court ordering the Respondent that he should stay away from making trouble in the ministry with me.

“An order of this Hon. Court ordering that the Respondent should stop beating or harassing me.”

During the hearing and cross-examination, the inspector denied the allegations, claiming he still loved his wife. However, the wife expressed her determination to end the marriage.

THE WHISTLER reports that a three-member panel of the court, led by Honorable Cyprian Okwuonye, granted the divorce due to the woman’s persistence.

The court awarded custody of the children to the wife and ordered the inspector to pay her N35,000 monthly as child support.

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