Mr Chijioke Chukwu, a lawmaker from Abia, on Thursday begged a Customary Court sitting in Jikwoyi, Abuja, not to grant his former wife, Cynthia, custody of their two children, saying “she is a drunk”.
Chukwu, made the allegations while defending himself in the divorce suit filed against him by his wife Cynthia,
“The petitioner is a drunk, she stocks the refrigerator with hot drinks, and drinks herself to stupor.
“A friend of mine who is a pastor in Living Faith Church, came to visit me, and met her drunk.
“He knelt down before her, and begged her to stop drinking and getting herself drunk.
“ He told her that it was not proper for a married woman to always get herself drunk.
“I beg the court not to grant her custody of the children,” he prayed.
He also told the court that his wife does not have the capacity to care for the children.
“My wife’s salary is just N150,000, as such she can not afford a comfortable apartment for my kids.
“She said after she has divorced me, she will immediately remarry, hence, I cannot rent an apartment for her and her new husband,” he said.
The Presiding Judge, Everyman Eleanya, adjourned the case until Aug. 6, for continuation of defence.