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Ilo testified in a divorce petition she filed against the husband, James Akpan.
“All the while I was living with my husband and that little girl of 12 years, I never knew that my husband was always having sex with her when I was out of the house.
“I would not have suspected anything because when my husband brought the little girl into the house, he told me that she was one of his children from another woman.
“Also, the girl was still a child that no sane man will lust after,” she added.
The petitioner told the court that on a particular occasion, the little girl confessed to the police that her father usually tied her hands before having sex with her.
Ilo said she had to move out of her husband’s house because he was always messing up the house, especially when he was drunk.
“My husband always urinates around the house whenever he is drunk; sometimes on the bed or on the floor of the room.
“Worst of all, one day he woke up in the night and went straight to the kitchen, opened the bucket of drinking water and urinated into it,” she said.
She also said her husband did not provide food for the family, adding “not even his child’s school fees.”
The petitioner begged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of the only child of the union.
The respondent was not present in court.
The judge, Jemilu Jega, observed that the respondent was served on three different occasions but refused to appear in court.
He adjourned the case till February 9 for judgment.