A National Youth Service Corps member named Bonaventure Okeke, has been arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja for allegedly sleeping with a married woman, for several days.
Okeke, who resides in Jahi 2 Market area of Abuja, was arraigned on a one-count charge of adultery with a married woman, identified as Chinenye Anozie. He appeared in court on Monday.
The adulterous wife’s husband, Emeka Anozie of Hayingada Saminaka, Kaduna State, made a direct criminal complaint to the court against the Corper on March 24, by his counsel, Obioma Achilefu.
He said the Corper, knowing that he is legally married to Chinenye, committed adultery with her.
He said the defendant was confronted on the issue over the cell phone and he confessed to have had s*x with Chinenye “only once”.
The husband warned the defendant to stay away from his wife, but his warnings fell on deaf ears. He added that Corper Okeke on August 18, 2015 went ahead to send transport to his wife, Chinenye, who was schooling in Anambara State, to visit him at his residence and she did.
He said the Corper kept a married woman, Chinenye, in his house from August 18 to August 28.
He said the defendant continued to commit adultery with Chinenye in spite his warnings, adding that the effect of the act is “beyond measure”.
The offence contravened Section 387 of the Penal Code Cap 89 Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
According to Eagle Reports, the judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, admitted Corper Okeke to bail. But he must provide a bond of N100,000 and one surety in like sum or remain in prison for his trial.
The trial will commence on August 30, 2016.