Polygamy or Bigamy? Police Arraign Married Man for Taking Second Wife

Polygamy or Bigamy? Police Arraign Married Man for Taking Second Wife

  • Edmund Uzoma has been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates Court in Lagos state for marrying a second wife
  • Uzoma was arraigned on three counts of bigamy and falsification of information over a marriage certificate
  • He was accused of contracting another wedding with one Sophia Yongxian at a wedding registry, making false declaration that he was a bachelor

The police on Wednesday arraigned a man, Edmund Uzoma, before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for alleged bigamy.

Uzoma was arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on three counts of bigamy and falsification of information on a marriage certificate.

The prosecutor, Idowu Osungbure, told the court that Uzoma, while having a wife, contracted another wedding with one Sophia Yongxian, at a wedding registry.

Police arraign man for taking new wife
The Nigeria police have arraigned Edmund Uzoma before the Lagos state Magistrates’ Court. Photo credit: Nigeria police
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He noted that the defendant also made a false declaration that he was a bachelor while already married.

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Osungbure alleged that Uzoma committed the crime in 2019, adding that the offences were punishable under sections 411 and 115 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State and Section 370 of the Criminal Code Act Cap. C. 38 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The charges read in part, “That you, Edmund Uzoma, of Lekki Road 15, Golden Gate Apartment, Lagos, on or sometime in 2019 in Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit; bigamy, and false statement and declaration.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Olatunbosun admitted him to bail in the sum of N1m with two responsible sureties in like sum.

She said one of the sureties must have landed property in Lagos.

Olatunbosun adjourned the case till March 15, 2023.

“Polygamy is the last thing you can wish your worst enemy”: Actress Uchenna Nnanna on May Yul-Edochie drama

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that more people have continued to speak about May Yul-Edochie taking a stand against being numbered in her home including actress Uchenna Nnanna.

The movie star shared a post on her official Instagram page to address the topic and it later went viral on social media.

In the IG post, Uchenna noted that polygamy was the worst thing a person could wish even their own enemy and went ahead to state that she experienced it first hand. According to the actress, the second wife and children will always feel they are at war with the first wife and her kids no matter how much they try to maintain peace.

Source: Legit.ng

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