I want N200,000 compensation ’cos she ran away after 2 weeks —Husband

An aggrieved ex-husband, Echele Idah, has demanded N200,000 compensation from his former wife, whom he `enjoyed’ for only two weeks.


Idah told a Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, that he got married to his ex-wife, Gloria Uche in 2013.

He said that they spent only two weeks together, before she left to an unknown destination.

Idah presented evidence of payments for the traditional marriage rites, and demanded repayment of N200,000, as compensation for the troubles he went through.

“Apart from other minor expenses, I paid N300, 000 into ECObank and N70, 000 into GT Bank 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 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 all to no avail. I spoke with one Mr Matthew through her phone, who claimed to be her husband.

“I’m demanding a compensation of N200, 000 for frustrating my efforts and all the troubles and money I spent in search of her,” he said.

However, counsel to the respondent, Mr Anayo Lebechi, objected to all the evidence brought by Idah.

He said that he only paid N10,000, adding that he was still owning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the couple legally divorced in August 2016.

The judge, Albert Maga, adjourned the case for further hearing.

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