Jennifer Douglas, the estranged wife of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has confirmed her divorce from him.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Jennifer explained that she didn’t request divorce because Atiku married a new wife.
“That His Excellency married a new wife was never the cause of our problem as many have said. His Excellency is a Muslim and I have never questioned him about his wives or intended,” she said.
According to her, some of Atiku’s friends tried to mediate and stop the divorce but their efforts proved abortive.
She stated that the core reason for their divorce was a disagreement over her continued stay in the United Kingdom among other long-standing issues.
Jennifer explained that the core reason for the divorce was disagreement over her continued stay in the United Kingdom among other “long-standing issues”.
She also claimed that Atiku has requested to collect an asset previously given to her, adding that the property in Dubai is a subject of litigation.
“The Matrimonial home in Asokoro which we reside was gifted to me by him even before we moved into that home from a previous residence. Indeed, His Excellency caused his Private Secretary to process the DEED of assignment documents for the house, which he did and handed. me the documents.
I then commenced processing the title to the property. During the initial mediation discussion, Excellency denied that he gifted the house even after I showed him the document with the signatures of his aide, his Excellency asked me to give him the deed of gift. When I asked him, where will I and the kids stay when we come to Nigeria?, he told me that since I am the one that asked for a divorce, I should find a place to stay, and subsequently, I moved out,” she said.