A female lawyer, Barrister Golda Osuigwe has cried out and sought for assistance after her husband, Barrister Paul Osuigwe chased her away with their four children from their home with a cutlass.


The incident happened at their family home located at Awoyaya area of Ajah, Lagos.

She lamented that her matrimonial home has been taken over by other women and the burden of training their four children alone was telling on her.

Despite the efforts of the family court to resolve the matter, her husband remained adamant.

An embittered woman narrated that apart from chasing her away, her husband allegedly went to the private school she was running, chased away all the students and shut the school, and since then she has been jobless.

Following the development, the family court sitting in Magbon in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, remanded Barrister Paul in Ikoyi Prisons for one month without an option of fine for contempt and for using cutlass to chase Golda away despite the court order for both parties to maintain peace.

The mother of four who hails from Onitsha in Anambra State, met Paul who is from Orlu in Imo State during their university days where both studied law.

According to Golda, after their graduation and youth service, they got married 15 years ago and had four children.

She said she took almost the whole responsibility to take care of the family to give Paul time to settle down and be able to take care of the family.

Golda alleged that when fortune smiled on Paul, he started misbehaving and had refused to care for his family but helped outsiders.

She said when she alone could not bear the burden of taking care of the family, she went to the Lagos welfare department and reported the matter.

The woman narrated that Paul’s attitude towards the family did not change and the welfare officials took both of them to the family court to resolve the matter.

Golda said that it was when they got home from the family court that Paul brought out a cutlass and chased them away.

Thereafter he went to her private school and chased all the students away and shut the place, since then she and her children had become homeless, had to beg for food and their education was in jeopardy.

She said that all she wanted was for her estranged husband to take care of their children, as she was no longer interested in the marriage and wanted to move on with her life.

Meanwhile, Golda has filed a suit at the Lagos State High Court seeking for the dissolution of the marriage but added that the cost of the litigation was her problem.