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My Husband Deceived My Parents, Paid Only N600 As My Bride Price. by SeyiAyorinde(m): 2:51pm On Sep 08, 2016
A trader, Margaret Agwu, on Wednesday told an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, that her husband, Onu, deceived her and her parents and paid just N600 as her bride price when she was still 12 years old. She also said that sometimes he strips her Unclad and beats her to pulp.
Margret, who made this known when she testified in a divorce proceedings against Onu, told the court that her husband had turned her into a punching bag
“He once punched me in my stomach and I lost my first pregnancy after a fight. I have lived every minute of my life in fear but I cannot go back to my parents because of the bride price,” she said.
Margaret, 45, had urged the court to annul her 33-year-old marriage citing husband’s duplicity.
“When I was 12 years old, my husband came to my village to ask for my hand in marriage with a promise to my parents that he would send me to school.
“He also lied to my parents that he is a businessman that he owned a provision store and that he lived in a flat.
“My parents told him that they cannot release me for marriage because I was too young and besides I was still schooling.
“Onu told my parents that he will send me to school after the marriage, my parent agreed and he paid the bride price,” she said.
Margaret regretted that on getting to the city, she discovered that her husband was not what he made her and her parents believe he was.
“When I got to his house, I discovered that he was staying in one-room apartment, selling popcorn at the roadside.
“He also refused to fulfill his promise of sending me to school,” she said.
The petitioner said that she would not have reminded herself of the husband’s deceit but because he had turned out to be a brute, who beats her at the slightest provocation.
Margret also accused her husband of absconding with all their five children 16 years ago.
“When I called him after he packed out, he just told me that he was no longer interested in the marriage and since then he refused to pick my calls.
“His relations told me he relocated with the children to Port Harcourt. It is 16 years now that I have not seen nor heard from them.
“I heard that my husband gave our first daughter’s hand in marriage without my knowledge and that she had given birth to a son,” she said.
Margaret urged the court to help her to return the N600 bride price paid by her husband and dissolve the marriage, saying “I am no longer in love and I want to move on with my life.”
When an official of the court called Onu on telephone, he said that the petitioner was no longer his wife.
In his judgment, the President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said that it was obvious that the marriage had hit the rocks.
“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent refused to honour court summons, therefore, the court has no other choice than to dissolve the union.
“The marriage between Margaret Agwu and Onu Agwu is hereby dissolved from today, both parties are no longer husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,” he said.
Re: My Husband Deceived My Parents, Paid Only N600 As My Bride Price. by bennyrazz: 3:28pm On Sep 08, 2016
Igando customary court in the news again


Re: My Husband Deceived My Parents, Paid Only N600 As My Bride Price. by bukatyne(f): 3:38pm On Sep 08, 2016
The wife waited 16yrs before moving on? Living alone?

Couldn't go to PHC to look for him and kids?

The parents are also not serious/greedy; a man comes to marry your pre-teen daughter and because he promises you he will 'train' her, you marry her off to him. Man happens to be a guguru selling maga in a one-room apartment.

Did they ever go to visit her at any point of the marriage?

Where does the woman want to start from @ 45yrs with no education or responsible family


Re: My Husband Deceived My Parents, Paid Only N600 As My Bride Price. by eyinjuege: 4:31pm On Sep 08, 2016
She was given out in marriage when she was 12years old shocked shocked shocked
Na wah o.
Parents should take their parental responsibility more seriously.
Take care of your children, or don't have any if you can't cater for them.
Im sure she was married off because the parents couldn't take care of her again.
Re: My Husband Deceived My Parents, Paid Only N600 As My Bride Price. by bolseas(f): 5:24pm On Sep 08, 2016
So no be only Hausa and Muslims dey marry off dem small small pikins.....

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Re: My Husband Deceived My Parents, Paid Only N600 As My Bride Price. by TheArchangel(f): 6:34pm On Sep 08, 2016

From this day forthwith, Igando court should be known and addressed as a world renowned divorce tourist site.

Let it be known.

Copy to....relevant authorities.

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