A businesswoman, Anthonia Ubong , on Monday begged a Customary Court sitting in Jikwoyi, to grant her husband, Ime’s prayer for divorce on grounds of domestic violence.
Ubong made the application in her defence in a divorce her petition filed by Ime.
“My husband does not provide food for me. He twisted my ankle when I asked him to give me N100 to buy food when I was eight months pregnant.
”The pain in my ankle did not stop until I delivered my baby.
”He also refused to pay the N60,000 for my surgery to deliver my baby after I went through prolonged labour.
“It was my mum and my sister who paid the bill and cared for me.
“My husband only gave me N4,000,” she alleged.
She alleged that her husband punched her in the face and dislocated her jaw bone.
The respondent also said that her husband is 11 years older than her consequently he never allowed her to say anything in the marriage.
She begged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her the custody of the child of the marriage
The presiding judge , Mrs Thelma Baba, adjourned the matter until Sept. 28, for cross examination.