My Hubby Abandoned Me, Woman Tells Court


A 43-year-old teacher, Mrs. Olayemi Amechi, on Monday urged a Shomolu Grade “A”  Customary Court to dissolve her 18-year-old marriage over alleged neglect by the  husband.

“My husband did not just abandon his family but also neglected me as he had married  another wife, with whom he has two sons, without my consent,” said Olayemi.

Olayemi said that her husband, Mr. Ikechukwu Amechi, suddenly disappeared from the  matrimonial home and rebuffed all efforts for reconciliation.

“Since my husband had rejected my reconciliation moves and all the efforts by the  court to reconcile us had proved abortive, I want the marriage to be dissolved.

“My husband married me in a one-room apartment but rented three- bedroom flat for  his second wife and stopped paying my house rent and our daughter’s school fees  since 2005,” Olayemi said.

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She pleaded with the court to order Amechi to pay her N20,000 monthly for her  daughter’s school fees and N30,000 monthly allowance for upkeep.

But Amechi, who claimed that he was presently jobless, said he still loved his wife.

“I want her but she does not want me again. I don’t want her to go but I don’t know  what to do. Well, I leave everything to God,” Amechi said.

The court president, Mrs. Modupe Bajulaiye, said that all efforts by the court to  reconcile the estranged couple had yielded no fruitful result and adjourned the case  till Nov. 24 for further hearing.

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