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Pastor detained for ‘enticing’ another pastor’s wife in Abuja

A clergyman, Ekejiuba George arrested for allegedly enticing a married woman in the Federal Capital Territory, has been arraigned at a Magistrate’s Court in Gwagwalada.

Eze Osinachi, counsel to the complainant Pastor Chika Nwafor, informed the court on Tuesday that the defendant was in the habit of enticing his wife, Mrs Blessing Nwafor, since they got married, regardless of several warnings and pleadings to him.

He said Ekejiuba usually calls the complainant’s wife at midnight, and sometimes she would go outside to have a private conversation with him. The prosecution counsel also claimed that Pastor Nwafor’s wife and the accused have been spotted at odd places together.

Osinachi said; “The defendant and the complainant’s wife exchange pictures of each other via their WhatsApp and have 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.”

According to Osinachi, the offence violates the provisions of Section 389 of the Penal Code. The defendant, upon hearing the charge, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Olatunji Oladunmoye admitted him to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one reasonable surety in like sum. The case has been adjourned till July 22 for hearing.