A Chartered Accountant, Sola Andrew, has told a Nyanya customary court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, that her marriage to Eze had bought her nothing but shame and sorrow.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Sola made this known when she testified in a divorce petition she filed against Eze.
“Since I married my husband, it’s been one issue of shame or the other.
“Worst of all was that my husband was caught in a shameful act of adultery with another man’s wife in her matrimonial home.
“He was beaten severely, his leg was broken and he could not get out of the house for about 10 months; the cost of getting him on his feet was solely borne by me.
“My husband had no money with which to treat himself neither did his family render any assistance at anytime.
“As a result of the adulterous act, he was arrested and arraigned by the police in a court.
“I took a loan from my workplace to bail my husband and settle the case out of court; this brought upon me shame and regret and impugned my reputation and integrity,” she said.
The petitioner also said that she was shocked when she found out that her husband was married to two other women who already had children for him.
“My husband never told me that he was married to any woman; it was a rude shock for me to hear that he was married to not just a wife, but two wives and children.
“It’s just dawned on me that he was using all my hard-earned salaries to take care of his wives and children.
“Marriage to my husband has brought me nothing but shame and sorrow; I beg this honourable court to grant me divorce and tell my husband to return the car and lands I bought which are in his possession,” she said.
Eze, a businessman, who was present in court, denied most of the allegations and begged the court not to dissolve the marriage, saying that he still loves his wife.
President of the court, Everyman Eleanya, adjourned further hearing in the case till June 8.