30th January, 2023
A 15-year-old on Monday told a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, how cruel her uncle has been to her and her aunt Mrs. Joy Omwegbu.
Her aunt, Mrs. Joy Omwegbu had filed a divorce petition against her husband Justus.
Testifying in favor of her aunt, she told the court that her uncle pours chicken droppings on her as punishment.
“My uncle also beats me like a thief, whenever I make small mistakes.
“After beating me, he will gather chicken droppings and mix it with water and will pour it on me,” she told the court in tears.
“On one occasion, my uncle picked up my aunt’s phone and removed her SIM card while she taking her bath and kept the phone in his possession,
“When my auntie came out, she confronted him and he beat her up, calling her a prostitute.
”He pushed her out of the house with all her belongings and also destroyed the bag-making materials my Aunty bought for her business.”
The 15-year-old girl also alleged that her uncle seized her WAEC results.
The presiding judge, Malam Labaran Gusau, stopped the testimony and adjourned the matter until Feb. 9, for further hearing because the witness was crying uncontrollably.