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A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Bonaventure Okeke, was on Monday arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja for allegedly committing adultery.

Okeke, who resides in Jahi 2 Market area of Abuja, was arraigned on a one-count charge of committing adultery with one Anozie Chinenye.

The plaintiff, Emeka Anozie of Hayingada Saminaka, Kaduna State, made a criminal complaint to the court against the defendant on March 24 through his counsel, Obioma Achilefu.

The plaintiff, husband to Chinenye, said the defendant, knowing that he is legally married to Chinenye, committed adultery with her on December 18, 2014.

He said the defendant was confronted on the issue over the cell phone and he confessed to have had sex with Chinenye once.

The plaintiff warned the defendant to stay away from his wife, but his warnings fell on deaf ears, adding that the defendant on August 18, 2015, went ahead to send transport money to Chinenye, who was schooling in Anambara State, to visit him at his residence and she did.

Anozie said the defendant kept Chinenye in his house from the said date till August 28 and continued committing adultery with her in spite of his warnings, adding that the act wounded his “heart beyond measure”.

The offence contravened Section 387 of the Penal Code Cap 89 Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, admitted Okeke to bail in the sum of N100,000 and one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till August 30 for hearing.


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4 Comments
  • john

    Please can someone educate me. In as much as I condemned this act totally but the northern Nigeria law 1963, is it still relevant in our country today?

  • Ukaegbu, Friday C.

    I wonder if Anozie and Chinenye have any marital relationship. The court has to prove.

  • ukoette ibekwe

    I think maintaining this law in the Nigerian criminal code is absurd and outdated.
    Do I support what they did, maybe not.

  • Chukwu

    Is northern Nigeria a nation of herself. Why legally passing judgment on a Nigeria citizen based on northern Nigeria law of 1963. Based on the plaintiff statement does this not sounding like conceptualization of the dual. Am not in support of their behavior,
    but Nigeria legal court should carefully look into this case.