Wife of the Sole Administrator of the Nigerian Customs Service from 1994 to 1998, Major General Samuel Omlago Ango (rtd), Juliet Ango has appealed to police authorities for protection.
Mrs. Ango, who said her marriage to the ex-Customs boss produced a child, alleged, in a May 9, 2017 letter by her lawyer, Babs Akinwumi, that her husband was planning to forcefully evict her from their matrimonial home.
She said she had lived with her husband and their child in the house at Plot 714 Tennessee Crescent, Maitama, Abuja between 1996 and 2013 when Gen. Ango moved out of the house. She accused her husband of allegedly plotting to sell the house.
The letter, served on the Police Commissioner of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Area Commander, Metro Police Command, Maitama, has copies sent to the Chief of Army Staff and the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
She said their marriage has been crisis-ridden since her husband moved out of their matrimonial home and alleged that he sometimes visits the house to harass her and their child.
Mrs. Ango alleged that her husband recently threatened to forcefully evict her and the only child of the marriage from their matrimonial home, using soldiers.
Part of the letter reads: “The crisis in the marriage got to its head when our client recently received a notice from a lawyer, who claimed to be representing the General, with an attachment of a letter of instruction, wherein the lawyer claimed he has been instructed to sell their matrimonial home by the General and our client was given 30 days to move out of the house.
“Our client has been inundated by calls from concerned family members and friends, informing her of the General’s plan to forcefully evict her from the property with uniformed men (soldiers) and thugs without the expected recourse to the rule of law and appropriate judicial procedure.
“Thus, our client has continued to live in fear and trepidation for her life and that of her son. Our client’s fear was further heightened when the General did not deny this claim after being confronted by our client.”
Gen. Ango’s lawyer, Ali Zubairu, in an April 25, 2017 letter, informed Mrs. Ango of the instruction from the General to sell the matrimonial home and directed her to vacate the house within 30 days.
Gen. Ango had, in a letter dated April 14, 2017, said he owns the house on Plot 714, No. 19 Tennessee Crescent, Abuja and instructed Ali Zubairu and Associates ”to source for a buyer, negotiate the price and revert back to me and upon my consent, proceed to sell the property.”
It was based on this letter that his lawyer wrote Mrs. Ango, giving her 30 days within which to vacate the house.