Oppose ex-minister Diezani from the usage of my title, estranged husband urges courtroom



Admiral Alison Madueke has filed a petition within the Lagos Order Top Courtroom, searching for a prison declaration to finish his marriage to Diezani and soliciting for that she ban the usage of his closing title.

He’s asking the courtroom to series the previous Minister of Petroleum Sources to revert to her maiden title, Agama.

This used to be contained in Madueke’s petition for jactitation of marriage (declaration {that a} marital union has ended).

The ex-Eminent of Naval Body of workers argues that Diezani’s ongoing usefulness of his title regardless of their marriage being legally over is harmful to his popularity and may just top to unintentional repercussions, together with flawed legal responsibility, in particular given the corruption allegations in opposition to her.

Madueke is a former army governor of Anambra and Imo states. He married Diezani on June 30, 1999, below the Marriage Business.

The petitioner, Madueke, famous that Diezani had prior to now filed for parting on the Nassarawa Order Top Courtroom in Mararaba Gurku in November 2021, bringing up an irreconcilable breakdown in their marriage, searching for to finish their union officially.

He mentioned he didn’t ban the go well with, for the purpose of the courtroom’s split-up of the wedding, but Diezani persists in the usage of his surname, regardless of the formal termination in their marital union.

He said, “At the thirteenth life of April 2022, judgment used to be delivered in Go well with Deny. NSD/MG345/2021 through Hon. Justice A.A. Ozegya dissolving the wedding between the petitioner and the respondent at the field that the wedding has damaged unwell irretrievably.

“The mentioned split-up of marriage has now grow to be absolute through the operation of legislation.

“Even if the wedding has been dissolved and is now legally finalised, the respondent continues to usefulness the petitioner’s first title (Alison) and surname (Madueke) as her personal with none justification or consent from the petitioner.

“It is now more than two-years that the respondent continues to use the name of the petitioner to his embarrassment.”

Madueke unhidden that he directed his prison representatives to grant Diezani a proper request on December 14, 2023, not easy that she stop the usage of his surname and revert to her maiden title, Agama.

On the other hand, regardless of this prison understand, Diezani has failed to reply and continues to usefulness his title.

The petition additional learn, “The respondent has endured to retain out herself because the spouse of the petitioner even if the wedding has been dissolved.

“The respondent is present process felony trials in each Nigeria and the UK. The price in Nigeria is Go well with Deny. FUC/ABI/CR/208/2010.

“The respondent faces population allegations of corruption and monetary misconduct, for which trials are ongoing for each.

“The continual portrayal of the respondent because the partner of the petitioner is developing embarrassment, a deceptive affect and tarnishing the popularity, integrity, and population symbol of the petitioner.

“The respondent’s endured usefulness of the petitioner’s first and surname falsely suggests to the population a seamless courting between the events although identical has since legally ended.

“The respondent’s endured usefulness of the petitioner’s first and public names poses an important possibility of prison and monetary hurt to the petitioner.

“The petitioner seeks the intervention of this Honourable Court to prevent the respondent from further using his first name and surname, thereby safeguarding his image, personality, and reputation.”

Madueke sought an series of perpetual injunction restraining Diezani from additional the usage of his names following the split-up in their marriage.

He additionally prayed for a perpetual injunction restraining the respondent from additional saying, through phrases or habits, the life of marriage among them.

He is looking for a courtroom series that compels Diezani to revert to her maiden title and to publicly announce in a countrywide newspaper, each in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, that she has ceased the usage of his surname.

Diezani has held a number of vital positions within the Nigerian govt, together with Minister of Transportation, Minister of Mines and Metal Building, and Minister of Petroleum Sources.

She used to be additionally the primary feminine President of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Nations, elected in November 2014.

Diezani used to be accused through the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee of embezzling $2.5bn from the Nigerian govt all the way through her tenure from 2010 to 2015 below President Goodluck Jonathan’s management.

Corruption allegations have resulted in her arrest and prison complaints in each Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

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