I will refund my N5 bride price 1,000 fold, woman tells husband in Divorce case
Ms Adoba Odeligbo, a Police Inspector, told a Makurdi Upper Area Court that she was willing to pay 1,000 times the bride price her husband paid.
The woman informs her husband that she will pay back her N5 bride price 1,000 times over.
Odeligbo told the court during her opening statement on Tuesday that her marriage to Insp Simone Gabriel had irreversibly broken down.
She revealed that she married under Idoma Native Laws in 2005 and had two children.
According to the petitioner, Gabriel ejected her from their home on March 8, 2014, after she sought to attend a wedding ceremony.
“I want the court to dissolve this marriage so that I can have my freedom, because of our tradition I can’t do anything now that we are still legally married, even though we are separated.
“He paid N5 as bride price. I am ready to give him N5,000.
”All efforts to reconcile us failed. My offence is that I asked for permission to attend a marriage ceremony.
”He became aggressive and said I was not his wife so I should not tell him about my movement.
“We did everything, but he refused. I pleaded with him, but he refused. Even the apartment he is staying in Lafia was the one given to me by the Police,” she said.
She requested that the court order her husband to provide for his children, including paying their school fees and other expenses.
The case was adjourned until September 10 for defence after the President of the Court, Rose Ioryshe, listened to the petitioner.
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