Wednesday, 23 November 2016

My husband Lied to me that he is an Engineer Wife Cries as Court Dissolves 2 years old marriage

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Anambra State Customary Court sitting at Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area has dissolved the two years old marriage between Amanda Nwofo (nee Onwurah) and Oliver Nwofo of Awka.

Amanda had approached the court to seek divorce upon discovering that her former husband was previously married and blessed with four children before coming to seek for her hand in marriage without her knowledge.

The complainant equally told the court that the defendant lied to her that he was an Engineer before the marriage was contracted in 2014 but upon her investigation after her bride price was paid for, shows that Nwofo was an unemployed.

The revelations were necessary, according to Amanda, because the former husband suddenly begun to batter and maltreat her, thereby making her to obtain divorce suit in the court.
Delivering the judgment last Tuesday, the President of the Customary Court, J.N Mbachu (Esq) said that following the court findings, the marriage could no longer stand, even as she asked the partners to go separate ways.

Mbachu further asked Amanda to retain her father’s name “Nwofo,” and her father to return his daughter’s bride price of N60 to the erstwhile husband through the customary court.



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