A married woman, Nnenna Osu, has prayed the Customary Court in Nyanya, to dissolve her marriage to her husband, Frank Osu, over alleged domestic violence and abandonment.
The hairdresser accused her husband of subjecting her to physical abuse reminiscent of a child’s punishment.
“My husband always beats me whenever we have a little misunderstanding. He uses a cane to beat me like a child, leaving lots of bruises on my body,” she said.
Nnenna also disclosed that her husband borrowed a sum of N350,000 from her, promising to repay the loan but abandoned her and their children and left the country.
“My husband collected my money and traveled out of the country, leaving me and our children helpless.
“When I called him, he said I should move on with my life. That he has found a better wife over there, and that he has moved on,” Nnenna lamented in her petition.
In her plea to the court, she sought custody of their children and requested the dissolution of the marriage. Additionally, she urged the court to order Frank to provide a monthly upkeep of N50,000, along with covering their school fees.
The respondent was notably absent during the court proceedings.
The presiding Judge, recognizing the gravity of the matter, adjourned the case until February 1 for a comprehensive hearing.