A Nigerian based in Canada, Akinbamide Akinrele, landed in trouble after he reportedly jilted his four wives and children, sneaked into the country to marry his 5th wife, and was previously arrested for traditional marriage on Saturday.
EOLBREAK According to PM Express, Akinrele was arrested at his home in Emmanuel Osakwe Street, Oreleope, Egbeda, Lagos, after one of his wives, Mrs Bisola, had reported to the police that he had abandoned her and their three children since 2000, had sent them away from their matrimonial home and had failed to provide for the care of their three boys aged 13, 15 and 17.
EOLBREAK He was later charged before the Court for negligence and may spend several years in prison if he is tried and found guilty before the Court of Justice for the alleged offence.
EOLBREAK Akinrele was married to Bisola, and they had been living together for several years before he traveled to Canada for greener pasture and eventually became successful. He was said to have returned to Nigeria, and his taste changed dramatically. He then began publicly abusing Bisola, calling her a prostitute, and eventually sent her and their children away from their matrimonial home, and he married three other wives after he had sent Bisola away.
EOLBREAK Akinrele was said to have concluded plans to marry the 5th wife before Bisola got the information. Then she wrote a petition to the police, and Akinrele was arrested.
EOLBREAK He was later charged with the alleged offense before the Ogba Family Court and pleaded not guilty, but informed the Court that he was willing to take care of the children.
EOLBREAK The prosecutor, Supol Benson Emerhi, objected to the Court’s decision to grant him bail, saying that he was likely to jump bail and return to Canada.
EOLBREAK For this reason, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O Sule-Amzat, requested his International Passport and referred the matter to her chambers for further deliberation on the accommodation of children who were said to be homeless and on their upkeep.
EOLBREAK When the P.M.EXPRESS correspondent contacted the wife, Mrs. Bisola, she said she was surprised that her battered husband had agreed to take care of the children because he had resisted and boasted that nothing would happen because there was no law in Nigeria.