An Enugu State High Court on Monday gave Kyrian Ibe , a policeman , and his wife , Lilian , till May 28 to settle their marital differences.
Lilian had urged the court to dissolve their eight -year marriage for alleged maltreatment of the husband .
The petitioner also begged the court to award her custody of their four – year – old son held hostage by her husband.
She told the court that her husband, a policeman was maltreating her , adding that he locked her up in police custody for six days for no reason and took their son.
“My son is in the custody of his brother, Philip , and he also locked me up in the police cell for six days without cause , ” he said .
Ibe , in his response , had told the court that his wife was not submissive .
He said his wife had been having extra – marital affairs , adding that this led to her arrest and detention by the police .
“She left my house for another man ’ s house and I led some policemen and arrested her , ’’ he said .
The respondent said that he still loved his wife and was ready for reconciliation to ensure that his family got back to its original state .
The judge, Justice Afamefuna Nwobodo , asked Lilian if she was ready to let her matrimonial home go .
Lilian told the court that she did not want to leave her matrimonial home but wanted the court to save her from the husband’ s maltreatment .
Nwobodo urged the respondent ’ s younger brother and wife , Philip , to do their best and resolve the couple ’ s differences before the next sitting .
He adjourned the matters till May 28 for reports of the proposed settlement.