Ugo was released after his wife's social media buzz about the arrest
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has ordered the release of Ugo Madugba, who was unjustly arrested by policemen of the Dolphin Police Division in Ikoyi for marrying his 28-year-old wife, Nono Orji, without the consent of her parents.
Nono had immediately took to her Facebook page to narrate the story of how her husband got to be arrested on the orders of her parents.
She said, “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."
Nono’s cry evidently received the attention of the right authority, as the police boss soon gave the order for her husband to be released.
According to Punch, Ugo confirmed the news of his release when he said, “I have been released and I am very grateful.”
Reports has it that Nono’s parents are of the belief that their daughter was hypnotised and forced into marriage by her husband.
It was based on this that the man was arrested, and was being prepared for criminal interrogation before the commissioner ordered his release.