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Civil servant seeks divorce on grounds of ritual accusations

The petitioner told the court that his wife threatened to poison him, saying, “shortly after that treat, I fell sick and was diagnosed with food poison.”

• November 16, 2022
Court room
Court room

A civil servant, Nnadi Onu, on Wednesday, prayed a court to grant his divorce prayer on grounds that his estranged wife, Ogechukwu, accused him of wanting to use her for ”ritual”.

In his divorce petition in the Jikwoyi Customary Court, Abuja, Mr Onu said, ”I don’t know why she is accusing me of this kind of thing. This shows there is no more trust between us.”

The petitioner told the court that his wife threatened to poison him, saying, “shortly after that treat, I fell sick and was diagnosed with food poison.”

He also told the court that his wife was disrespectful and violent and often came to his office to embarrass him.

”She is so disrespectful. My family members no longer visit me, so I moved out. It is on these grounds that I seek dissolution of this marriage,” he alleged.

Ms Ogechukwu, however, denied the allegations.

After listening to the couple’s submissions, the Judge, Labaran Gusau, adjourned the matter until November 21 for a hearing. 

(NAN)

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