The wife's parents instigated the arrest making allegations of forced marriage
A 30-year-old man, Ugo Madugba, has been arrested by police officers for marrying his 28-year-old wife without the consent of her parents.
His wife, Nono Orji, who is a medical doctor, on Thursday, March 17, 2016, told the story on her Facebook page. She accused the law enforcement officers of attempting to poison her husband.
Narrating on Facebook, she said, “The Nigerian Police in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi just arrested an innocent 30-year-old man called Ugo Madugba for an offence of marriage.
“Marriage has become a crime in Nigeria according to Dolphin police station in Ikoyi.”
“Mr. Ugo got married to Dr. Nono a 28-year-old medical Doctor.”
“Her father has been very distraught about it and has used the police to threaten the young couple to the extent of arresting all those who acted as witnesses to the marriage who are now in custody.
“He has been denied access to his family and friends and information reaching us has it that his lawyer was also denied access to him.”
“There is a belief that a plan to poison ugo is being hatched. Please, forward this message to as many people as possible lets save Ugo’s life.”
In another post, she mentioned that her parents, who are clearly not satisfied with her choice in Ugo, wants her to marry another man.
They claimed that Ugo forcefully lured her into the marriage by abducting and hypnotising her.
A police source also confirmed that they believed Orji was indeed hypnotised by the arrested man, adding that the case would transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, on Friday, March 18, 2016.