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Immediate past commissioner for Works in Abia state, Prince Kingsley Mgbeahuru is set to do a legal battle against his ex-wife, Mrs. Blessing Mgbeahuru over the latter?s refusal to revert to her maiden name as ordered by court. gathered that Mgbeahuru, a member of the recently disbanded Abia state executive council, had in 2008, dragged her former wife to an Osisioma Ngwa customary court where he prayed the dissolution of their marriage contracted in 1983.

On March 10, 2009, the court presided over by I.I Ufomba was said to have dissolved the marriage and ordered Blessing to refund the sum of N5, 000 paid on her as dowry by her former husband.

The court also ordered that the woman should immediately revert to her maiden name.

Counsel to Mgbeahuru, Columbus Ukpabio said four years after the judgment was delivered, Blessing was yet to revert to her maiden name as ordered by the court.

Ukpabio said his client was since remarried to one Chinasa and as such would have nothing to do with the former wife who he accused of hiding under the name of Mgbeahuru to indulge in acts that tend to bring down the reputation of the former commissioner.

The lawyer said he had, based on the instruction of his client written the Osisioma Ngwa Local Government and the Local Government Service Commission, employers of Blessing on the need for her to obey the court order, but to no avail.

He said they had no other option than to go to court to seek committal proceeding against the woman. ?We are initiating a committal proceeding against her to explain why she should not be committed to prison for her refusal to revert to her maiden name or any other name for that matter since 2009 when court dissolved the marriage and order her to revert to her maiden name? Ukpabio said.


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