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Friday, August 31, 2012

Newly Married Couples Sends Best-Man To Prison Over Wedding Suit

A newly married woman, Mrs. Ify Anyanwu
has arrested and charged to a Lagos court
by her husband’s best-man, Chris Abasuonu
for assaulting herwhen she demanded the
suit he wore as her husband’s bestman
during their wedding.

The 31 Year Old Chris was charged before
Apapa Magistrate’s court where he was
remanded in prison custody. Trouble
started between the couple and Chris on
their wedding day. We learnt that Chris
started demanding N11,000 from Ify’s
husband, saying that was the amount he
spent on sewing his suit for the wedding.

When the woman heard it, she felt
embarrassed and shocked over Chris’
attitude just as the couple was settling
down after the wedding.She reportedly
gave him the money and asked him to
return the suit since he had collected the
money. Though Chris said he collected the
money, he did not return the suit.

According to Ify, after the wedding, Chris
started telling neighbours that her husband
borrowed money for their wedding. She
said Chris later started demanding from
them the money he used to sew the suit on
their wedding day, threatening to
embarrass them publicly.

“We raised the money and gave him and
asked him to return the suit,” she said.She
said after waiting in vain for him to return
it, she went to his house at 74, Yaya
Crescent, Olodi Apapa, Lagos to collect it. Ify
said when she knocked and entered his
room and told him her mission, he locked
her inside his room and held her neck and
pushed her to the wall.

She said she started shouting for help
before their neighbours intervened.In his
defence, Chris said he had an agreement
with Ify’s husband that he will pay him the
money after the wedding.

He said he only demanded his money
before the wife got angry and came to his
house to demand for the suit.

The action of Chris landed him in court
where he is facing a three-count charge of
assault, false imprisonment and stealing.
The offences he committed are contrary to
Sections 166, 171 and 285 of the Criminal
Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria
2011.After he pleaded not guilty, the
Magistrate, Mrs. A. K. Shonubi, granted him
bail in the sum of N30,000 with one surety
in like sum.

The matter was adjourned till 25 September,
2012, while Chris was remanded in prison
custody until he meets his bail condition.

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