Court Arraigns Man For Marrying Second Wife

Court Arraigns Man For Marrying Second Wife | Daily Report Nigeria

A man identified as Edmund Uzoma has been arraigned 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.

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He noted that the defendant also made a false declaration that he was a bachelor while already married.

Uzoma was said to have committed the crime in 2019.

The offense is 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.”

After Uzoma pleaded not guilty to the allegation, he was admitted to bail by the magistrate in the sum of N1m with two responsible sureties in like sum.

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

The case was then adjourned till March 15, 2023.


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