Whether constant physical, emotional and psychological violence on a woman by her Husband is a ground for dissolution of marriage

Whether constant physical, emotional and psychological violence on a woman by her Husband is a ground for dissolution of marriage

Ibe v. Ibe Pet. No. 176/18

Facts of the Case

Chioma Ibe and Ikechukwu Ibe contracted a court marriage on November 13, 2014. The union produced no offspring. From approximately three weeks into the marriage till October 2016 when she, Chioma Ibe, was forced to eventually leave the matrimonial home, Ikechukwu Ibe, her husband, would return home in a drunken state, descend on his wife and beat her into unconsciousness.

He would subject her to emotional and verbal attacks, deny her any care or affection and gamble away his earnings. He was also unfaithful to her, frequently flirting with other women and committing adultery. When Chioma could no longer tolerate his constant cruelty, physical and emotional assault, unfaithfulness, lack of care and irresponsible behaviour, she reported to Lawyers Alert. Lawyers Alert then invited the couple to its offices to attempt a reconciliation. The process proved futile. Both insisted on a dissolution of their marriage.

Consequently, Chioma instructed Lawyers Alert to petition the court for divorce. On April 4, 2018, we filed Chioma Ibe’s Petition was filed at the Maitama High Court. Since then, LA has been representing her in court. The matter is ongoing. Progress reports on the matter will be posted here.
 
   
   
 
 
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