Judge reportedly celebrates after court okays his divorce application

OrijoReporter.com, Justice Maurice Ahemba Ikpambese Ichol

A High Court judge, Justice Maurice Ahemba Ikpambese Ichol reportedly celebrated with his well-wishers on Friday, after a Upper Area Court 2 in Gboko, granted his application to divorce his wife, Mrs. Helen, former Kwande council caretaker chairman.


A Facebook user, Apiah Ephraim, who broke this news with the picture of the judge displaying his marriage certificate, wrote, HIGH JUBILATION IN GBOKO AS JUSTICE IKPAMBESE DIVORCES WIFE. Information reaching me has it that Justice Maurice Ahemba Ikpambese, a High Court judge and former contender for the Tor Tiv stool earlier today divorced his wife, Hon. Mrs. Helen, former Kwande council caretaker chairman at a Upper Area Court 2 in Gboko. Reason for the divorce undisclosed to the public. According to reports, there was high jubilation among the audience in the court that was filled to capacity with people from Kwande and associates. Shortly after the divorce pronouncement was announced by the presiding judge, the locals who broke into joy shouted a song in Tiv saying “Ormee Ayem Tar Na Chaje”. The court session was held in the judges chamber for security reasons. By this divorce, Hon. Mrs. Helen seizes to be the wife of the High Court judge and by extension, a Kwande woman except if she marries another Kwande man again.


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