A Grade 1 Area court in Nassarawa State on Wednesday heard the complaints of one Mr. Echele Idah, who demanded N200,000 compensation from his former wife, Gloria, stating that he only ‘enjoyed’ her for two weeks.
According to Idah, they got married in 2013 and only spent two weeks together before she left to an unknown destination.
The aggrieved man presented evidence of payments for the traditional marriage rites, as he demanded his ex-wife paid him N200,000, as compensation for all the troubles he went through.
“Apart from other minor expenses, I paid N300,000 into Ecobank and N70,000 into GTBank for her father and mother’s traditional rites respectively as requested by them.”
“Also, N119,000 was paid to The Young Shall Grow Motors, Mararaba to convey both my family and that of Gloria to Isi Ala Ngwa, Abia State, Gloria’s home town.
“After many months of her disappearance, she called to tell me that she was now married to another man. I reported the matter severally to her parents, but what I got was a threat, that I should find their daughter.”
“Before she divorced me, I made several efforts to locate her but to no avail. I spoke with one Mr. Matthew, who claimed to be her husband, through her phone. I demand a compensation of N200,000 for frustrating my efforts and all the troubles and money I spent in search of her.” Mr Idah told the court.
However, counsel to the respondent, Mr. Anayo Lebechi, objected to all the evidence brought by Idah, adding that he only paid N10,000
The couple legally divorced in August 2016.
The judge, Albert Maga adjourned the case for further hearing.