Today, Prof. Benki Womboh, 67, a professor of Library and Information Science at Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, told a court that he felt his life was not safe and that he needed an end to his turbulent marriage. In an
affidavit sworn to at the Federal High Court, Yola, Mr. Womboh disowned his wife, Grace Ayoo, 55, and her 6 children, saying he was fed up with the marriage and threats against his life.
He said: “There is no longer love in the marriage. There were several attempts to hold reconciliation meetings with her, her children and family members but to no avail.” Mr. Womboh said he was forced, out of sympathy for his late friend, late Pastor Jacob Ayoo, to contract a probational marriage with his daughter, Grace Ayoo, in August 1969 at Makurdi.
Mr. Womboh regretted that Grace Ayoo had shared the 6 children of the marriage and gave him only one boy, who is a lawyer in Makurdi, Benue state. “Grace Ayoo took away 4 girls and 1 boy (Friday Terungwa) saying that they were not fathered by me. And to make matters worse, she married a security man from the then Benue Cement Company and she sued me for divorce.
The court case was struck out because the man who married her died and so she stopped attending the court,” he said. Mr. Womboh said he took back Grace and the 5 children in 1999….. jst to celebrate Nigeria’s return to democracy…..