Ugo Madugba and his wife, Nono Orji
A man has got himself into more trouble than he bargained for after he allegedly went ahead to marry a woman without the consent of her parents. The 30-year-old man, Ugo Madugba, was arrested by policemen attached to the Dolphin Police Division in Ikoyi, Lagos, after he was accused of marrying his 28-year-old wife without the express approval of her parents. However, Madugba’s wife, Nono Orji, who is a medical doctor, said in a Facebook post on Thursday that there were plans by the police to poison her husband. She said her husband was arrested on the orders of her parents who have been against their marriage from day one. See what she wrote after the cut.
“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.”
Orji said in another Facebook post that her parents were trying to force her to marry another man but when she refused, they accused her husband of hypnotising her.
However, according to Punch, a police source revealed that the parents believed that the wife was hypnotised and abducted by her husband. The source said the matter would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti.