My grandson snatched my pregnant wife, 73-year-old pastor tells court
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My grandson snatched my pregnant wife, 73-year-old pastor tells court



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 in Benue State.

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

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

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

He disclosed that Danjuma sometime in November 2017 seized his wife, who was pregnant, and kept her in his house until the wife was delivered of a baby boy.

He 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 to me. Her parents later released her to me to help me in cooking food and from there, she took interest in me and we got married.

“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 September 6 for cross-examination and defence.

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