Angela Adams, a female police officer, has taken her case to a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, FCT, seeking a divorce from her marriage. Her reasons for seeking a divorce include allegations of deception and domestic violence.
During her testimony in court on October 17, Angela stated that she was unaware her spouse, also a police officer, had two children from a previous relationship before they got married.
She further revealed that her husband had taken out a loan of N750,000 in her name from a microfinance bank without her knowledge. He had claimed the loan was for purchasing building supplies, but in reality, he used it to rent an apartment for his side business. These deceptions have contributed to her decision to seek a divorce.
“When I asked him what he used the money for, he told me that he bought wood and zinc with the money, but I later heard that he rented an apartment and furnished it for a woman.
“He tricked me into marrying him; I didn’t know that he had two children already and had recently impregnated another,” Angela said.
Angela, who additionally claimed that her husband subjected her to frequent physical abuse, appealed to the court to grant her request for a divorce.
She said: “My husband always beats me whenever we have a little misunderstanding. He beats me like a child. He always targets my eyes. The last time he beat me, he threw a punch on my face; luckily for me, I was able to block it with my hand, and the blow tore my hand.
“I beg this honourable court to grant me the custody of the only child of this marriage and dissolve the marriage before my husband kills me, and there will be no one to take care of my child,” she said.
In the absence of the respondent, Titus, to present his case, Judge Thelma Baba directed that a hearing notice be sent to him via his legal counsel. The hearing has been rescheduled to October 24, 2023.
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