Nigerian judge marries woman he dissolved her marriage

Nigerian judge marries woman he dissolved her marriage

Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:39 pm

Doyin Adeyeri, formerly Doyin Ayeni

Doyin Adeyeri, formerly Doyin Ayeni

The Lagos Customary Court is being rocked with a scandal of a judge marrying a woman, whose marriage he dissolved three months earlier and impregnating her thereafter.

According to a report, the judge, Mr. Razak Adeyeri, has been suspended from office, while the woman has given birth to his child.

According  to Punch, the aggrieved former husband of the woman, Ayeni had alleged that the judge, Mr Adeyeri, hurriedly dissolved his marriage and later married his wife, Doyin, when they started having marital problems and approached his court to resolve the issue.

Adeyeri and Doyin got married at the Orile Agege registry in Lagos on December 31, 2015.

Ayeni, who runs an education advisory company in Egbeda, Lagos, had initially called for help to get custody of his two children, whom he said were taken away from him and made to live in the house of the judge.

Customary court judge, Adeyeri

Customary court judge, Adeyeri

“When I married my wife, I invested N5m in her school business. But the success of the business caused problem. I could not control her again.

“She had to move out of the house and rented an apartment in our area. After 10 months, I took her to court, thinking I would be able to resolve the matter through an alternative dispute resolution. But the judge, Dr. Ishola Adeyeri, hurriedly dissolved my marriage and impregnated her three months after the dissolution of my marriage.

“What really pained me was that the ruling was obnoxious. He denied me access to my children. He ordered that I could only see the children on the school premises once in a week. He took over the business I started with the woman. He still wanted to send me to jail. He had been using the police to harass me. He brought the police to my house and I was detained at Abbattoir Police Division.”

Punch reported that  Ayeni was later arrested in February and charged to court for alleged assault and planning to kill Adeyeri.

He said he spent two days behind bars at the Kirikiri Prison after he was remanded. He was again charged for assault in another court, which he was unjust.

The day after he was released, he said the police again came for him and he had to flee his home because he feared for his life.

“He used his office to destroy my marriage. He dissolved my marriage in February 2o15 and my ex-wife gave birth to his child in March 2016. That shows he impregnated my wife just three months after he dissolved our marriage,” Ayeni had said.

Read More: The Punch


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