Husband Faces Arrest for Abandoning Wife and Child in Akwa Ibom State

Akwa Ibom court orders man's arrest for abandoning wife and child to live with girlfriend, highlighting domestic violence challenges faced by women.

Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed
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Husband Faces Arrest for Abandoning Wife and Child in Akwa Ibom State

Husband Faces Arrest for Abandoning Wife and Child in Akwa Ibom State

The Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo has ordered the arrest of Mr. Itoro Monday Uko for contempt of court. Uko is accused of abandoning his wife and their two-year-old daughter in their village to live with his girlfriend in Ikot Ekpene town.

The applicant, who is a private school teacher and the child's mother, claims that Uko has neglected his responsibilities as a father. She alleges that he refused to repay a N200,000 loan she took out to fix his car and has been physically abusive towards her, leading to a miscarriage and hospitalization. The wife also stated that Uko did not visit or support her during her recovery and that he has multiple sex partners.

According to the applicant, when she returned to their home after being discharged from the hospital, she found that the keys had been changed, and she could not retrieve her and her daughter's belongings. She has been staying with her parents to avoid further abuse and potentially being killed.

Why this matters: This case highlights the ongoing issue of domestic violence and the challenges faced by women in abusive relationships. It also highlights the importance of the legal system in holding perpetrators accountable and providing protection for victims and their children.

The court has ordered the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police and the Divisional Police Officer in Ikot Ekpene to arrest and detain Uko , and produce him in court on April 25, 2024. The case has been adjourned until that date for further hearing.

Key Takeaways

  • Akwa Ibom court orders arrest of man for abandoning wife and child
  • Man accused of neglecting responsibilities, being abusive, and having multiple partners
  • Wife claims she was locked out of their home and forced to stay with parents
  • Case highlights domestic violence and challenges faced by women in abusive relationships
  • Court orders police to arrest and detain the man, with a hearing set for April 25, 2024