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My wife is a fighter, curses me – Man tells court

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An Ibadan based trader, Wasiu Ajibola, has told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, to dissolve his 15-year-old marriage to his wife, Sadiya, due to her stubbornness and disobedience to him.

Testifying before Chief Ademola Odunade, the court’s President, Wasiu, a resident of Ayegun in Ibadan said that his wife was disobedient, stubborn, as well as a habitual fighter, NAN reports.

“My lord, I had married Sadiya before I realised that she was not capable of handling a smooth relationship as a wife.

“I noticed that she became so stubborn that nobody can talk to her. If I advice or instruct her on any matter concerning both of us, Sadiya chooses to do whatever she likes.

“Worst still, she usually rain curses on me and doesn’t mean well for me and my family.

“Recently, when nothing was wrong with me, Sadiya called her mother on mobile phone, telling her that I was dead.

“She keeps fighting me due to her troublesome nature and there is no more love between us,” Wasiu said.

The respondent however, denied all the allegations levelled against her after she had consented to the suit.

Sadiya who earned her livelihood as a farmer, also contended that her husband constantly beats her.

“I did my best to take care of Wasiu and his mother, but he never appreciated it,” Sadiya told the court.

Odunade in his judgment said it was clear from the court’s observation, there was no more love between Wasiu and Sadiya, hence, the need to dissolve their union.

He granted custody of the first child produced by the union to Sadiya and allowed Wasiu to take the other.

The judge also ordered the plaintiff to pay N5,000 as the child’s monthly feeding allowance in addition to been responsible for her education and other welfare.

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Sen. Abbo’s trial: What happened in court on Tuesday

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The trial of a Senator, Elisha Abbo, who allegedly assaulted a nursing mother, was on Tuesday stalled in a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abuja.

At the resumed hearing, the police prosecution counsel, Mr James Idachaba told the court that the defendant was not in court.

Idachaba told the court that he was ready to open his case against the defendant and all his witnesses were in court.

However, Mr Adegbite Adeniyi, counsel to Abbo, told the court that his client was sick.

”My Lord my client is suffering from Acute Febrile (medical term used to describe a sudden fever or elevation in body temperature)”, he said.

Adeniyi, who presented a medical report to the court, added that Abbo was on admission at a hospital in Yola, Adamawa State.

He, however, told the court that his client’s surety was in court.

He explained that the prosecution served him with the proof of evidence in the morning in court.

Adeniyi prayed the court to grant him an adjournment to put his house in other.

However, the prosecution did not oppose the oral application made by Abbo’s counsel.

The Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah adjourned the case until Sept. 24 for hearing.

NAN reports that Abbo, who represents Adamawa North senatorial zone, was arraigned on July 8 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Mrs Warmate Osimibibra.

The prosecution alleged that the Senator committed the offence on May 11 at Pleasure Chest Shop FA 45 Located at Bannex Plaza Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II Abuja.

He also alleged that Abbo slapped the complainant severally on her face and forcefully dragged her shirt without provocation.

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Rivers Governorship Tribunal: Appeal Court dismisses Awara’s suit

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The Election Petition Appeal Court panel sitting in Port Harcourt has dismissed an appeal by the Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress, Biokpomabo Awara against the ruling of the tribunal on the issue of legal representation.

Awara through his counsel Tawo E. Tawo, SAN, had approached the Appeal Court to challenge the ruling of tribunal, which empowered Henry Bello to represent the AAC for the governorship election petition in Rivers State.

But the five man panel of the Appeal Court, led by Justice J.O Bada in a unanimous ruling dismissed the appeal, stating that the AAC had right to change its counsel based on the judgement of Federal High Court which recognized Leonard Nzenwa as the National Chairman of the party.

DAILY POST reports that the Election Petition Appeal Court panel also awarded the sum of fifty thousand naira in favour of counsel to AAC, Henry Bello.

Speaking to newsmen outside the court, one of the counsels to AAC governorship candidate, David Adebe said they will study the ruling and decide on the next line of action.

“The Court just decided our application in CA/PH/356/2019 which in their opinion said they do not agree with our view.

“We will go back and consult with our clients to decide on the way forward because we feel very strongly that the 4th Alteration of the Electoral Act has actually taken care of the major ground upon which the matter was said to be dismissed which is that Leave is no longer a requirement before you can Appeal in an Election petition Tribunal,” he said.

On their part, one of the legal representatives of AAC, Henry Aleruchi and counsel representing Rivers State Governor, Mark Agwu described the ruling as a welcome development.

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Dasukigate: What happened in court on Monday

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The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, ordered that Mrs Isabella Mimie Oshodin should remain in the EFCC’s custody until Aug 21 pending the determination of the suit brought before it.

Oshodin was arraigned alongside the furniture company, Bob Oshodin Organisation Limited, for unlawfully receiving N22.9 billion from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Counsel to Oshodin, Osahon Idemudia, in a suit number: CR/114/19, had asked Justice Taiwo Taiwo for a bail application who she said had been in the commission’s detention for about 70 days.

Justice Taiwo, who adjourned the matter till Aug. 21, ordered that Oshodin should remain in the EFCC’s detention.

Recall that a Federal High Court, Abuja had also approved the withdrawal of Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, from further representing former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh.

Metuh is standing trial on a seven-count charge preferred against him by the EFCC for allegedly receiving N400 million from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd).

Also, Ikpeazu on the last adjournment had filed a motion to withdraw from the matter alleging immense pressure and threats to his life.

In an affidavit in support of the motion on notice, Ikpeazu averred that he had received numerous threats to his life from diverse sources through telephone calls with disguised numbers.

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