Pastor sues grandson for snatching his wife

A 73-year-old Pastor Sale Ekah has sued his grandson, Danjuma Ejiji, for snatching his wife, Fatima Ekah, and child, before a Makurdi Upper Area Court.

Pastor Ekah told the court on Thursday in Makurdi that he married Fatima lawfully under the Idoma Native Laws and Customs.

He averred that the accused (Danjuma Ejiji) is also a native of Idoma and resides at Obagaji, Agatu Local Government Area of the state.

He said the accused was subject to the Idoma Native Laws and Customs, adding that adultery is a criminal offence which contravened Section 387 of the Penal Code Laws.

He disclosed that the accused sometime in November 2017 seized his wife, who was pregnant, and cooped her up in his house untill the wife delivered a baby boy.

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The complainant explained that he carried out all the traditional marriage rites in accordance with the Idoma Native Laws and Customs.

“My wife is with my grandson, the accused. Fatima was selling pap and will always come to sell akamu to me. Her parents later released her to me to help me in cooking food from there she took interest in marrying me.

“I told her that I am too old for her and she is too young, but she continued pestering me to marry her,” he told the court.

The Magistrate, Ms Rose Ioryshe, adjourned the case to Sept. 6 for cross examination and defence.

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