One Mr. Echele Idah, has demanded the sum of N200,000 as compensation from his estranged wife, Gloria, saying he only ‘enjoyed’ her for two weeks.
Mr Idah tendered his complaints before a Grade 1 Area court in Nassarawa State on Wednesday after his wife ran away after two weeks of marriage.
He said: “We got married in 2013 and only spent two weeks together before she left to an unknown destination.
“Apart from other minor expenses, I paid N300,000 into Ecobank and N70,000 into GTBank 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 severally 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 but to no avail. I spoke with one Mr. Matthew, who claimed to be her husband, through her phone.
“I demand a compensation of N200,000 for frustrating my efforts and all the troubles and money I spent in search of her.” Mr Idah told the court.
Meanwhile, the aggrieved husband presented evidence of payments for the traditional marriage rites.
Counsel to the respondent, Mr. Anayo Lebechi, rejected all the evidence brought by Idah, adding thathe only paid N10,000 for the traditional marriage rites.
The judge in charge, Albert Maga adjourned the case further hearing.