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Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Court grants woman time to document terms of settlement with husband

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A Grade 1 Area court in Mararaba, has granted one Mrs Oyemowo Gabriel’s prayer, for time to document conditions of settlement with her husband in a divorce suit.

The Presiding Judge, Mr Albert Maga, gave the order after Gabriel prayed the court to give her more time to document the terms of settlement.

Before adjournment, Maga advised the husband, Adenu, 45, to work with his wife so that they could settle the matter.

He then adjourned the case until June 16 for report of settlement.

Earlier, Gabriel, who resides in Aso Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, had told the court that the move became necessary after her husband and his family pleaded with her to withdraw the case and return back home.

She said “my husband and his family told me to withdraw the case but I can only go back to his house on certain conditions.

“I will not go back to that one-bedroom apartment to live in with my three children.

“I will want us to document the terms of settlement. I am saying this because since the last adjournment, my husband has not shown any concern.’’

When the matter was heard on April 11, the plaintiff prayed the court to beg her husband to attend a peace meeting.

On that same date, she prayed for time to enable her to get more members of her husband’s family to attend the settlement meeting.

“My lord I need more time to get my husband’s family members to attend the meeting.

“On the day we fixed to meet for settlement, only my husband’s uncle appeared. I want my husband to be around too. I need his presence because I am not married to his uncle,” she prayed.

Gabriel had on March 24, prayed the court to order her husband to divorce her.

She, on that date, claimed that her husband drove her from the one-bedroom apartment she was living with him and their three children on May 13, 2013.

She said “whenever my husband demands for sex and I refuse him on account of the children being in the room, he will beat me up.

“Since he threw me out on May 13, he has taken custody of the children and refused me access to them.” (NAN)

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