Angela Adams, a female police officer, has petitioned a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, FCT, to divorce her marriage due to claims of deception and domestic violence.
She testified in court on Tuesday, Oct. 17, claiming she had no idea her spouse, also a police officer, had two children before agreeing to marry him.
The mother-of-one also told the court that he acquired a N750,000 loan in her name from a microfinance bank without her knowledge and lied about using it to buy building supplies while renting an apartment for his side hustle.
“When I asked him what he used the money for, he told me that he bought wood and zinc with the money, but I later heard that he rented an apartment and furnished it for a woman.
“He tricked me into marrying him; I didn’t know that he had two children already and had recently impregnated another,” Angela said.
Angela who also alleged that her husband beats her at every little chance, appealed to the court to grant her request for a divorce.
She said: “My husband always beats me whenever we have a little misunderstanding. He beats me like a child. He always targets my eyes. The last time he beat me, he threw a punch on my face; luckily for me, I was able to block it with my hand, and the blow tore my hand.
“I beg this honourable court to grant me the custody of the only child of this marriage and dissolve the marriage before my husband kills me, and there will be no one to take care of my child,” she said.
Titus, the respondent, was not present in court to submit his case.
Judge Thelma Baba directed that he be provided with a hearing notice through his lawyer. She postponed the hearing to October 24, 2023.