Cleric docked for allegedly enticing married woman

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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A clergyman, Ekejiuba George, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly enticing a married woman.

George was charged with enticing a married woman which he pleaded not guilty to.

The Magistrate, Olatunji Oladunmoye, admitted him to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one reasonable surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction and adjourned the case until July 22, for hearing.

The complainant’s Counsel, Eze Osinachi told the court that the complainant, Mr Chika Nwafor is a pastor within the jurisdiction of the court.

He said the complainant alleged that the defendant was in the habit of enticing his wife, Mrs Blessing Nwafor since they got married, in spite several warnings and pleadings to him.

Osinachi alleged that the defendant usually calls the complainant’s wife at midnight, and sometimes the complainant’s wife would go outside and have conversation with him (the defendant).

“The defendant and the complainant’s wife exchanges pictures of each other via their WhatsApp and has been spotted in some places at odd hours of the day.

“The defendant has been doing everything humanly possible to cause a breakup in the marriage between the complainant and his wife as he constantly incites the complainant’s wife against the complainant.

“In spite of the interventions of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) of Tunga Maje, the defendant has not stopped enticing the complainant’s wife and interfering in their marriage,” he said.

He said that the complainant seeks the court to compel the defendant to stop enticing his wife and interfering in his marriage.

Osinachi said that the offence contravened the provision of Section 389 of the Penal Code.

(NAN)

 

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