Joseph Ogu, to a Jikwoyi Customary Court in Abuja, seeking for divorce
on the grounds that he deceived her about his ’employment’ status.
Faith told the court that her jobless husband had deceived her into
believing he had a source of livelihood before their marriage, adding
that she only got to knew about his status as a ‘job-less’ person after
they had tied the knot.
“It was after I got married to him that I discovered the whole truth about him,” Faith said.
She told the court that Joseph had also told her that he had built a
house somewhere in Lugbe, but that after investigating, she realised
that it was false.
Faith said all her efforts to encourage him find a job did not elicit
any positive response, as such she wanted the marriage dissolved.
“He is lazy and does not want to do anything for a living; I have been
lending him money, hoping that he would pay back. “I sponsored our
wedding, I even lent him money to pay my bride price,” she said.
The petitioner said that she had reported the matter to her elder sister to see if she could advise him but to no avail.
“I beg this court to dissolve my marriage so that I can be free; I am
tired of feeding, clothing and paying medical bills for my husband ,”
The Presiding Judge, Mr Everyman Eleanya, however reiterated that the
respondent had not been in court since the beginning of the case and
therefore ordered that a Hearing Notice be pasted in his sister’s house.
He adjourned the case to Feb. 9, for continuation of hearing. (NAN)