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POVERTY: Man, 20, in Kaduna court over alleged theft of TV set

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…As Ibadan Court dissolves marriage, over wife’s poor cooking***

The Police on Thursday, arraigned a 20-year-old man, Caleb Monday, before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of a television set.

Monday, who resides at Abakpa, Kaduna, is standing trial on a two-count charge of housebreaking and theft.

The prosecutor, Insp Chidi Leo, told the court that one Francis Dauda of Kinkinau Kaduna, reported the matter at the Gabasawa Police Station, Kaduna on March 4.

Leo alleged that on the same date, the defendant broke into the complainant’s house through the window and stole his LG plasma television set valued N250, 000, which was still in its carton.

He stated that the complainant who saw him while trying to go over the fence, raised an alarm and the defendant was caught.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 232 and 245 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

He said the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He then adjourned the case until March 31, for hearing.

In another development, a Customary Court in Mapo in Ibadan, Oyo State, dissolved a 15-month-old marriage of a sales attendant, Stephen Akinseloye, over his wife’s poor cooking and lack of manners.

Akinseloye, who lives in the Elewura-Challenge area in Ibadan, told the court that his wife, Opeyemi, has caused him so much pain by her immaturity.

Delivering judgment, the President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade held that Opeyemi was responsible for the damage done to her relationship because she failed to acquire basic requirements for living a happy marital life.

Odunade consequently dissolved the marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as reasons.

He granted custody of the only child to Opeyemi.

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He ordered Akinseloye to pay N4, 000 monthly for the child’s upkeep.

In his testimony, Akinseloye, said:” Opeyemi cannot make simple eba. She puts too much salt in the food. I have shown her and corrected her but she has refused to learn.

“She is also clumsy. She destroyed my Plasma TV and lies on minor things.

“She has also refused to join me in prayers. I am a Catholic, she keeps going to Celestia church,’’ Akinseloye said.

The defendant who opposed the suit denied some of the allegations leveled against her.

Opeyemi however, accused her husband of being a flirt.


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