Augusta Uzodinma, the estranged wife of Senator Hope Uzodinma, has cried foul over her husband’s plan to get married to another woman in the Catholic Church.
The wife, who says she’s still legally married to the Senator, has urged the Catholic Church and the parties involved in the prospective marriage, to call off the plans.
Augusta Uzodinma revealed her plight during a visit to the corporate Headquarters of Leadership Newspapers, on Friday.
She said they have five children together, and the marriage broke down in 1996 when he asked her to go back to her parents’ house.
She was quoted to have said: “At a certain point in time I discovered that my husband, began to behave strangely towards me, and I asked him severally in private why he became changed all of a sudden, he said he was still the person I used to know, that there was no problem. Then I learnt to keep my peace, only for my husband to accuse me of changing, saying the thought of seeing me around him was a threat to his life”.
“I was confused because I Knew I loved him with all my heart and could not have become a different person to him after several years of marriage that produced five kids. But he insisted that I left and, out of fear for my own life, I had to leave. I have been waiting all this while for him to come to my family so we can settle our differences for me to go back to my marital home but he never did, and we have not divorced.
He has kept our five children and prevented them from seeing me all this while and told them I am late while I am alive. He is my only husband. I still love him till tomorrow in spite of my detention at one time by the police and all that I suffered at his instance over time.
How can the same Catholic Church, which I know abhors polygamy to the latter, wed him and another woman when our marriage is still valid?”