A businessman, Moses Ojiekomhan, on Tuesday, informed an Ebute-metta Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, how he caught his driver and estranged wife having sex on his matrimonial bed.
The businessman, who is the managing director of Legend Logistics and Integrated Concept Limited, made the revelation during the arraignment of his wife, Joy Adaku Ojiekomhan, who is facing a 2 count-charge of conspiracy and stealing before the court.
The police alleged in charge number G38/2017, that the 37 year-old mother of 2 had on June 30, 2017, at about 11.30 a.m conspired with the driver, Emeka Osuh, now at large, to steal the sum of N1.136, 400 million, belonging to her estranged husband’s firm, Legend Logistics and Integrated Concept Limited.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, Mr. E. I. Onine, are contrary to and punishable under sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Meanwhile, in the course of urging the court to admit her to bail, her lawyer, Mr. J. Uwabuche, informed the court that the matter is between husband and wife, and that both families are taking step to resolve the matter.
In response, the prosecutor, Mr. Onine told the court that though bail is at the discretion of the court and he was not against the court admitting the defendant to bail.
The lawyer said the matter before the court is that of conspiracy and stealing, and that court should grant bail of the said count.
Probing further to know if the complainant and the defendant were couple, the presiding magistrate, Helen Omisore, asked from Moses Ojiekomhan, the defendant’s estrange husband what transpired between them.
In response, Moses said: “We once lived together as husband and wife, but we have now separated. They have charged me to court for child abduction.
“I caught Emeka, who is a driver in my company, sleeping with her in my house”.
To complement Moses’ story, the prosecutor said according to the police investigation into the matter which revealed that Moses and Joy were once husband and wife, but they separated when Joy and Emeka (the driver) who is now at large, were caught in immoral act.
To also complement what both Moses and prosecutor told the court, the defendant’s lawyer, told the court that Moses took away an 18 month-old baby from the defendant, and Court 4 Ogba Chief Magistrate Court, has issued a warrant of arrest against him.
Joy’s lawyer also told the court that in order to prevent his client from being in court tomorrow, that is why they police charged his client to court today.
To be more sure of the stories narrated by all parties, the presiding magistrate called for the case file, and after perusing the case file, and when done with the case file, admitted the defendant bail in sum of N500, 000, with two sureties.
Magistrate Omisore also ordered that one of the sureties must be a blood relation to the defendant, who have three years tax certificate payable to the Lagos State government. And that both the home and office address of the sureties must be verified by the prosecutor.
The Magistrate adjourned the matter till September 27, for mention.
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