Mr. David Erhabor, the husband of a one-time Commissioner for Women Affairs in Edo State, Florence Igbinigie-Erhabor, has told a Benin High Court that his highly respected wife of 15 years came home one day without her underpants.
Erhabor while testifying in a divorce suit instituted by his wife, who was a comminner under Lucky Igbinedion, told the court he did not envisage a broken home in his life.
He recalled that it took the intervention of a former chairman of Delta State Oil Producing Community Development Commission, Chief Wellington Okrika, to resolve some of their matrimonial crises.
He also said his wife had once demanded N1m from him before she could allow him to have sex with her, adding that on another occasion, he ran from home when he sensed that his wife was planning to send hired assassins after him.
On the custody of their children, David said they could always stay with whoever they chose when on holidays.
Florence among other prayers is asking the court to grant her divorce on the grounds of threat to life, violent assault and infidelity on the part of her husband. The former commissioner, who has since 2009 separated from her husband, is demanding that she should be paid N150,000 as monthly upkeep for each of their children.
The former commissioner said she had been solely responsible for the children’s upkeep, including payment of their school fees over the past years. She added that the children had been living in her family house where she relocated to when she suspected that her husband was after her life. She also accused David of having extra-marital affair with their housemaid.