Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Woman Asks Court to Dissolve 'Inserious' Relationship

A woman, Ekaette Udok, last Friday appealed to an Abuja Upper Area Court to dissolve the six-year old relationship she contracted with her lover, Okechukwu Okeke, over his non interest in marrying her.

She told the court that since the affair started, her man has not shown any sign of commitment and seriousness to their relationship, hence her decision to take the issue to court.

"I am urging the court to grant the separation for the sake of peace because since we started living together there has never been peace or love between us and for me not to continue wasting my time as a woman," she said.

The lover, who was not present in court, wrote an undertaking to the court, vowing never to continue with the relationship with the lady.

He told the court that the lady can take any legal action against him if she sees him in her place again.

Presiding Judge Issa Alhaji Yahaya pronounced their separation and ordered that each party should go their separate ways for the sake of peace.

In another case yesterday, a married woman, whose husband filed a divorce petition was certified fit of any health problem by the Nyanya General Hospital.

Ruling on Micah Gado's petition was put on hold because his wife Mary complained of pains all over her body during the last hearing.

Judge Issa Alhaji Yahaya granted her request to seek medical attention and she was referred to Nyanya General Hospital, where the results showed she was healthy.

Her husband had earlier told the court that she lied to him several times that she was pregnant and wants to divorce her because of her troubles.

The woman denied given her husband troubles and will not contest the divorce petition.

The judge separated both parties and ordered the woman to pack her belongings from the man's house.

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