A public servant recognized as Blessing Etim, on Thursday prayed a Customary Courtroom in Jikwoyi, to grant her request of divorce from her husband on the grounds that he treats her like a chunk of filthy rag.
Etim, who resides in Nasarawa State,made the allegations in a divorce petition to the court docket.
“I’m exhausted on this marriage. Since I married my husband, I’ve not recognized peace. He’s at all times preventing me. The worst of all of it is that he harasses me earlier than members of the family and in public.
”He treats me like a chunk of filthy rag,” she alleged.
The petitioner instructed the court docket that her husband nearly strangled her on one event, “saying if not for my neighbours who got here to my rescue, I’d have been lengthy lifeless”.
She additionally alleged that her husband has stopped caring for the household, including that she has been the one paying their home lease, clothes and the kids’s college charges, NAN studies.
The respondent was not in court docket and didn’t ship any correspondence to state causes for his absence.
The presiding choose, Jemilu Jega, in his ruling mentioned in view of the absence of the respondent, for the curiosity of Justice, listening to discover will probably be pasted on the respondent’s residence.
Jega then adjourned the matter till Sept 15 for listening to.