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Eucharia closes case on divorce

By Abdulwahab Abdulah
While the dust raised by the crashing of Monalisa Chinda’s marriage is yet to settle, another Nollywood star actress, Eucharia Anunobi, who last year filed a divorce suit against her estranged husband, Charles Ekwu at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja on Wednesday concluded evidence before the court in the divorce proceedings.

Eucharia, who was being led in evidence by her counsel, Michael Nwana, closed her case since her estranged husband has refused to join issues with her because he has no legal representation.

Eucharia Anunobi
Eucharia Anunobi

She asked Justice Elfreda Williams-Dawodu to dissolve her marriage and grant her custody of her son and whatever compensation the court gives in regard for the upkeep of their child and her maintenance.

“I want dissolution of my marriage which has broken down completely. I want sole custody of my son, Raymond Joshua Chimunonso Chimaobi Ekwu. Also, I want compensation for maintenance of myself and my son as the court deems fit in that regard.”

She had, however, in previous proceedings, urged the court to grant her N100m compensation for all expenses borne by her after the husband abandoned their matrimonial home and the sole custody of the only child of the marriage.

Then, she said, “I plead for the sole custody of the child because he is a sickle cell patient and being a special child, I am so attached to him that I can’t let him go. I want the court to compel my husband to pay me N100m as compensation because I have spent so much maintaining the child after he left”, she said.

Eucharia had earlier prayed the court to dissolve the six year- old marriage between her and her estranged businessman husband, Charles Ekwu, because the marriage had broken down completely and there was no love between them because they had been living apart since 2006.

She had also on June 3, 2009, during her evidence, informed the court that they got married on December 20, 2000 at Ikoyi Registry but the marriage, which produced a boy, Raymond Chinoso Ekwu, broke down in 2006.

Justice Williams_Dawodu subsequently adjourned the case until October 14, for the adoption of the final written address.


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