An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos was on Tuesday told how a big woman, Mrs. Adedoyin Ogunmefun, allegedly married two men at the same time. Mrs Ogunmefun, who was arraigned with her second husband, was also accused of having children for her two husbands.
Mrs Ogunmefun was arraigned before Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi, over forgery of National Population Commission certificate of birth AO8/NO/0268923 and AO8/NO/0268922 was said to have been married to one Mr. Abraham Okoro, who she had two children for before leaving to have another child for the second husband.
The prosecutor, Mr. Benson Emurih, told the court that the defendants presented the forged certificates to Parthcare Laboratory in Oduduwa Crescent, GRA, Ikeja. He said the offence was punishable under sections 409,363 (3) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
The first husband, Abraham Okoro said he had lived with his estranged wife between for 7 years, adding that the union produced two children, who were born in Nigeria and US respectively.
He further accused the wife of deserting their marriage for Ogunmefun, who she had a daughter for in 2009.
Consequently, Okoro said the accused was told that for her to be accepted back into her matrimonial home, she would perform some traditional rites of cleansing.
He said his wife who came back home in February 2012, moved out again on November 3, 2012, noting that she suddenly wrote him a letter through her lawyer, Taiwo and Taiwo, in December 2012 claiming that the two children she had for him were not his.
This is a complicated matter. So, is the father of the two children if not the first husband?