Nigerian Businesswoman Allegedly Abandoned Husband, Absconds With Their Children and His Properties

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Daily Post Reports, Edward Ogochukwu 44, was, on tuesday, arraigned before an Upper Area Court Gwagwalada in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for allegedly abandoning her husband and absconding with his children and properties.
The police charged Ogochukwu, who resides in Dagiri Gwagwalada, Abuja, with abandonment of spouse and theft. Abdullahi Tanko the Proseution Counsel, told the court that the matter was reported at Gwagwalada police station by one Mr Tony Umegborodu on July 28 2023.

Tanko said the complainant had, on July 27, upon his return from his brother’s house, discovered that his wife (defendant) had taken away his properties at home.
He said the defendant made away with chairs and kitchen utensils (values yet unknown), an Itel cell phone, valued at N36,000 and cash of N850,000. He further stated that the defendant also left with their children to an unknown destination.
The offences contravene the provisions of Section 16 of Violence Against Persons (VAP) Act and Section 287 of the Penal Code. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against her.
The Judge, Abdullahi Abdulkarim, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000, with one reasonable surety in like sum.
Abdulkarim said the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the matter till Sept. 28 for hearing, NAN.

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