TWO married female members of the Deeper Life Church in Lagos State have been charged before an Isolo Magistrate court for disturbing the peace after they engaged in a public fight in a dispute about husband snatching.
Both women, who worship in the same branch of the church and hail from Owerri in Imo State, were separately married with children from different men. Nwazema Oluchukwu, 58 and Chizoba Alloy Njoku, 34, were charged before Isolo Magistrate’s court by the police for fighting over Chizoba’s husband, Alloy Benson Njoku.
While Chizoba is married to Benson, Oluchukwu alleged that he was her lover, who she introduced to Chizoba while she was married to another man. She further explained to the court that Benson and Chizoba were merely cohabiting despite the fact that they had three children because they did not contract any marriage as Christians or as Igbo culture demands.
Oluchukwu, a senior member of the church, was said to have decided to take Benson back when her own marriage reportedly crashed. Consequently, a fight broke out when Chizoba decided not to let Benson go.
Benson had moved into Oluchukwu’s house at Panada Street, Isolo Lagos, after he allegedly deceived his wife, Chizoba that he was travelling on a business trip outside Lagos. However, the matter got out of hands when Chizoba was informed that Benson had been in Oluchukwu’s house after telling her that he was going on a business trip outside Lagos.
This resulted a heavy fight between the two women until a police patrol team passing-by stopped and arrested them and took them to the station. They were charged before Isolo Magistrate’s court for conduct likely to cause breach of public peace under the Criminal Code.
Magistrate, Mrs AK Shonubi granted them bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum. They were initially remanded in prison custody and were released after they perfected their bail conditions.