Wife in court over alleged attempt to stab hubby

Wife in court over alleged attempt to stab hubby

A businessman, Mr. Onyeka Jonathan, on Thursday dragged his wife, Gloria, before a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, to seek divorce over an alleged attempt to kill him.


The petitioner, who resides in Jikwoyi, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stated this in the divorce suit he filed against his wife before the court.


“I can’t continue to live under the same roof with this woman. She wants to kill me. There was a little misunderstanding between us. She ran to the kitchen and picked up a knife to stab me.


‘’Luckily, I escaped.


“I had to scale the fence, to escape from her. I beg this honourable court to put an end to the marriage between me and my wife before she kills me,” he said.


The petitioner also narrated to the court how his wife had told him that she belonged to an evil spirit; adding that the spirit often controlled her.


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The respondent, Mrs Gloria, who is a civil servant, in her defence, denied all the allegations. However, she prayed the court to dissolve the marriage.


 “I am fed up with this fruitless marriage. I am treated with disdain because I am barren,’’ she stated.


However, the Presiding Judge, Labaran Gusau, adjourned the matter until September  29, for judgment.


In other unrelated news, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has said that Federal Government (FG) houses nationwide would be allocated through online applications.


Fashola stated this in an interview with journalists on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Bauchi.


He made this known during his inspection of houses under the FG housing project. Further, the Minister said very soon the process of allocation would start through online applications by the beneficiaries.


“The process is going to be on an online platform. The form will be online and pay online, fill them. You don’t need to give anything under the table. It is first come, first served, that is why it takes a little while.


“We also noticed some dampness and drainage issues in the completed houses. Our facility manager would address them and find a way of draining the water for the beneficiaries,” he said.


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