A 37-year old church worker at the Winners’ Chapel, Mr. Leokere Kelechi has been arrested for allegedly absconding with another man’s pregnant wife, Mrs. Amaka Samson and her children. The incident happened at Fatade Street, Kudeyibu Estate, Ijegun area of Lagos, where Mrs. Samson’s family resided alongside Mr. Kelechi.
It was gathered that Mr. Kelechi had claimed that he was assisting Mrs. Amaka as a member of their church before she became pregnant. Recently, Amaka was delivered of a new baby and Kelechi claimed that the baby belonged to him after absconding with her and her children.
It was gathered that Amaka had met Kelechi shortly after they moved into the area and started attending the same church. He was always with Amaka both at her shop and in the church which gave rise to suspicion that they had something together and the husband was informed about what was happening at his back.
It was gathered after Amaka was delivered of a new baby, the whole secret was exposed as Kelechi had secretly taken her away from her husband’s place to an unknown location. Amaka then called and informed her husband that the baby was dead and had been buried.
However, the husband did not believe her story and went to the village in the eastern part of Nigeria to see the wife and children. It was then that his mother-in-law informed him that Kelechi came and took them away claiming that both Amaka and the new born baby belonged to him.
The matter was reported to the Police at Isheri Oshun Division who acted promptly and arrested Kelechi while he was parking his belongings to escape from the area.
During interrogation, it was discovered that both Amaka’s husband and his family had no access to her except Kelechi who had refused to disclose where she was kept.
The police found him culpable and he was charged to court for abduction. He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Rita Momah, did not oppose his being granted bail. Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. E. Kubenje granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 23rd July, 2018.
P.M.Express reports that the Amaka had sent the first child back to the husband, while the whereabouts of the new baby which Kelechi had claimed to have fathered remained unknown.