TheEnugu State Police Command has arrested an Onitsha based businessman, Mr. Ikechukwu Odoh, for alleged complicity in the murder of his wife, Mrs. Chinenye Odoh, who was shot dead by a gunman in a shrine at Obollo Afor, Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State.
Sunday Sun gathered that Ikechukwu and his late wife, Chinenye, had engaged in a protracted family dispute, which warranted their leaving their Onitsha base to the village in Obollo Afor for settlement in a traditional manner. A resident, who spoke on the matter, said the mother of two was taken to a native doctor in the neighbourhood who recommended that the couple should go to a local shrine to settle their marriage issues.
“Before now, the husband wanted a divorce but Chinenye did not want their marriage dissolved after two kids and that was how the issue of going to the shrine for settlement was arrived at though she didn’t know that danger was lurking around.
On their arrival at the shrine, a lone gunman hiding within the premises opened fire and shot Chinenye at close range and ran away leaving her in a pool of blood,” the source said.
The source further disclosed that the chief priest of the shrine was not aware of the couple’s visit prior to the incident while Ikechukwu was seen making some suspicious phone calls before the attack. Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said Ikechukwu has been arrested while police have commenced full-scale investigation into the case. A community leader in Obollo Afor, Chief Matthew Agu, called on the law enforcement agents to do everything within their powers to make sure that justice is served. (The Sun)
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An Agege Customary Court, Lagos, on Thursday dissolved the 11-year-marriage between a civil servant, Adeola Ajulo, 45 and his wife, Isiwat, over incompatibility.
The President of the court, Mrs Ibironke Elabor said she observed that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage as all efforts to reconcile them failed.
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of the marriage, this court has no choice but to dissolve the marriage.
“The court pronounced the marriage between Mr Adeola Ajulo and Mrs Isiwat Ajulo dissolved today, both parties henceforth ceased to be husband and wife.
She gave the custody of the children to the respondent and instructed the petitioner to pay N30, 000 monthly for their upkeep, education and other bills.
“Both parties are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,” she said.
Earlier, Adeola told the court that he was fed up with his wife’s bad character.
“My wife is adulterous, not trustworthy, and troublesome. She also steals my money.
“She failed to tell me that she had had a child before we got married.
“She lied to me that the child was her elder sister’s, I later discovered that she was hers,” he said.
The petitioner told the court that his wife did not care about him and she was non-charlatan about the welfare of their three children.
“I want peace, l do not want any problems in my life, the court should end our marriage as I am no longer in love with her,’’ he said.
In her response, Isiwat, 38, a food vendor, said she was in support of the divorce because her husband was a violent and fetish man.
“My husband is diabolical and fetish, he always comes home with charms which he sprinkles around the house and my fear is that he may kill me one day if I do not end the marriage.”
Isiwat said she had to move out of their matrimonial home without his consent because he turned her into a punching bag.
“My husband beats me all the time, even in front of our children and neighbours.
“As a result of the frequent beating, sometimes in May 2017, I packed my belongings from his house and moved to my church with the children.”
She said her husband was as an irresponsible man and ungrateful.
“I have been responsible for our children’s upkeep and I am the one who pays their school fees.
“My husband is violent and l can no longer bear the pains; l do not want to lose my life.
“I pray the court to separate us so that I can live comfortably with my children,” she said.
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Monday terminated a 25-year-old marriage, following persistent pleas from an estranged woman that she would go no further in the relationship.
Petitioner Blessing Adeosun got her wish and ended the troubled union, having described her pastor husband as a deadbeat, who was not good at anything.
Blessing, 49, had approached the court for the dissolution of the marriage, saying that Lukmon Adeosun had abandoned his responsibility as a husband and father since he received `pastoral calling’.
“For the past three years, Lukmon abandoned us to live in the church all in the name of pastoral work.
“I shouldered all the responsibilities of paying house rent, children’s school fees and feeding.”
Blessing, a nurse, said that her husband also accused her of infidelity.
“He accused me of having an affair with a pastor, who I always invite to pray before taking delivery of pregnant women.”
She said that Lukmon was now trying to claim a house she single-handedly built with her money because of her desire to end the marriage.
Lukmon, however, explained that he hardly stayed at home because of his missionary work, saying that Blessing had started acting strangely when he became a pastor.
“My wife’s attitude suddenly changed, she started attending clubs and other social events.
“As a pastor’s wife she always absented herself from church activities,’’ he said, confirming also that he had accused Blessing of infidelity.
“I accused her of having an affair with another pastor because that pastor had told me several times to send my wife away from that she is an agent of the devil.
“So, when I started seeing them together regularly, I concluded that they are having an affair.”
Lukmon, 51, said that he was claiming his wife’s house because what belonged to his wife also belonged to him.
He, however, begged the court not to grant Blessing’s wish for the dissolution of the marriage because he was still in love with her.
Delivering his judgment, the President of the court, Mr Akin Akinniyi, noted that the petitioner was adamant, in spite of mediations from the court and family interventions.
“The petitioner refused to shift ground after several interventions, which indicates that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
“Therefore, the court has no choice than to grant the prayer of the petitioner; in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves her.
“The court pronounces the marriage between Blessing Adeosun and Lukmon Adeosun dissolved today. Both parties henceforth, cease to be husband and wife.
“Each of you should go on your separate ways unmolested. The court wishes both of you well in your new journeys of life.
“The first two children, who have attained the age of maturity, are free to stay with either parent but the other two, who are under 18 years of age should remain with their mother,” Akinniyi ruled. (NAN)
A 55-year-old fashion designer, Stephen Enebeli, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday that he would die if he gave money to his wife.
Enebeli said this when he responded to a divorce petition by his wife, Eunice, alleging lack of care for his children.
“I stopped giving her money for feeding and school fees of our children when she started living with another man.
“In my tradition, if a woman marries another husband legally or illegally and the former husband still gives her money for the welfare of the children, he will die and I am not ready to die now,” he said.
The respondent said that his wife sent him packing from their matrimonial home and he presently squats with friends.
“Eunice forced me out of her house because I always fight her for leaving the children at home and go to sleep with men,” he said.
According to him, Eunice lacks respect for him just because she has more money.
He begged the court to grant him the custody of the children so that he could train them.
“I don’t want another man to father or train my children while I am alive,” he said.
Eunice had urged the court to terminate their 16-year-old marriage for alleged lack of care.
“My husband is an irresponsible husband and father.
“While he was still living with me, he refused to pay house rent, feeding or school fees of the children, I shouldered all the responsibility.
“I bought him a motorcycle in addition to his fashion designing work so that he can be supportive, but he is just lazy and abandoned the motorcycle,” Eunice said.
The 36-year-old food vendor said that her husband was threatening to poison her.
“Stephen always tell me that he will kill me with poison if I make any attempt to divorce him and that he will marry another wife,” the petitioner alleged.
The mother of three, pleaded with the court to end the marriage that she was no longer in love with him.
Delivering judgment, the court President, Mr Akin Akinniyi, said that the petitioner was adamant despite all mediation from the court and family.
“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife.
“The court pronounces the marriage between Mrs Eunice Enebeli and Mr Stephen Enebeli dissolved today, both parties henceforth ceased to be husband and wife.
“Both parties are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation, the court wishes you well in your new journey.
“The custody of the children should remain with their mother,”Akinniyi ruled.
As a result of his current plight, the Yellow-Red fans started an online petition under the #Eboue hashtag.
Galatasaray’s legendary names, Hasan Şaş and Necati Ateş, also lent their support to the cause of the fallen star, who had reached out to his former clubs for assistance.
Galatasaray is said to be extending Eboue a helping hand, a message that spread quickly across Turkish media.
It has been indicated that the Yellow-Reds would be hiring Eboue as an assistant coach for the team’s U14 youth squad. During this time he’ll remain at the club’s Florya facilities and will be retained as a salaried employee.
The 42-year-old actress recently appeared on The Hollywood Reporter‘s podcast Awards Chatter, where she candidly discussed why she wanted to work with Pitt on their critically panned 2015 film, By the Sea. Jolie says she believed at the time that the film would improve their marriage.
“We had met working together and we worked together well,” she explains, referring to meeting on the set of 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
“I wanted us to do some serious work together. I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate. In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film.”
Jolie acknowledges that outside factors definitely affected their relationship.
“Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother,” she points out. “I did have my mastectomy, and I did then have an ovarian cancer scare and have that surgery as well, and other things of course that happened in life that you go through.”
“A piece of art can be something that’s healing or something that’s difficult,” she continues. “I don’t know. I’m glad we did that film because we did explore something together. Whatever it was maybe it didn’t solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other.”
During the interview, Jolie also discusses her famously rocky relationship with her father, actor Jon Voight. Jolie acknowledges that she didn’t feel close to her father growing up, which she explains is part of the reason why she didn’t take his last name, but says they’ve begun a “new” relationship thanks to her kids –16-year-old Maddox, 14-year-old Pax, 12-year-old Zahara, 11-year-old Shiloh and 9-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
“Through grandchildren now we’re finding a new relationship and it’s very, very nice,” she shares. “We’ve had some difficulties. Through art is a way we’ve been able to talk. It’s a common language. We don’t really talk politics well.”
In October, Jolie brought daughters Shiloh and Zahara with her to the Los Angeles premiere of The Breadwinner, where they adorably held hands on the red carpet. (ETOnline)
When children live through a contentious divorce or separation by their parents, the fallout appears to harm their health for decades, even into adulthood, researchers said Monday.
The study involved 201 healthy adults who agreed to be quarantined, exposed to a virus that causes the common cold, and monitored for five days.
Those whose parents had separated and had not spoken to each other for years were three times as likely to get sick, compared to those whose parents had separated but had stayed in touch as the children grew.
Previous research has shown that adults whose parents separated during childhood have an increased risk for poorer health.
The latest study showed that this higher risk of illness is due, at least in part, to heightened inflammation in response to a viral infection, the report said.
“Early life stressful experiences do something to our physiology and inflammatory processes that increase the risk for poorer health and chronic illness,” said Michael Murphy, a psychology postdoctoral research associate at Carnegie Mellon University.
“This work is a step forward in our understanding of how family stress during childhood may influence a child’s susceptibility to disease 20-40 years later.”
The study also showed that the adult children of parents who had separated but stayed in touch were no more likely to get sick than the adult children of intact families.
“Our results target the immune system as an important carrier of the long-term negative impact of early family conflict,” said Sheldon Cohen, a co-author and professor of psychology.
“They also suggest that all divorces are not equal, with continued communication between parents buffering deleterious effects of separation on the health trajectories of the children.”
The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. (Punchng.com)