AN Ikeja Magistrate's Court
was told, yesterday, how a woman, Mrs.
Adedoyin Ogunmefun, allegedly married
two men at the same time.
She was also accused of having children
for the two men she allegedly married.
rs Ogunmefun, who was arraigned
alongside her second husband, before
Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi, over
alleged 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 Police 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
The complainant, Abraham Okoro, told
Vanguard that he had lived with his
estranged wife between 2000 and
2007, adding that the union produced
two children namely Kymberly
Abieyuwa Adenike Okoro and Bryant
Amadin Olamipo Okoro, 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.
In addition, Okoro said the accused was
told that for her to be accepted back into
her matrimonial home, she would
perform some traditional rites of
His words: "She agreed to demonstrate
her love and loyalty and moved back to
my house on February 14, 2012 and we
started living together again until May
17,2012, when she went to an Ikeja
High Court to file for nullification of her
marriage with Mr Ogunmefun before
Okoro, however, said his wife moved out
of his house 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.
He said: "On March 26, 2013, I got a
court summon, the petitioners were
Adedoyin Ogunmefun and Babatunde
Ogunmefun, claiming that my children
were Babatunde's children, with a fake
DNA result purported to embarrass me
and my children, the matter which has
long been strucked out by a magistrate
court sitting in Surulere," he added.