25 year old Philip Eshogaya got arrested and charged to a magistrate court in Lagos for publicly telling his neighbour, Chizoba that he had sex with his wife before she moved in with him.
Mr. Philip Eshogaya who is a truck driver also called Chizoba’s wife a prostitute during a heated argument.
Eshogaya and Chizoba are both co-tenants at Shobowale Street, Modina Road, Egan in the outskirts of Lagos where the incident happened.
After the accusations by Eshogaya, Chizoba asked his wife, Rita to prove her innocence but she rather went to the Igando Police Division and reported the matter.
Eshogaya who was charged before Ejigbo Magistrates court had been having problems with Chizoba not too long after his wife moved into the compound.
Eshogaya told the court that he was forced to say those things because Chizoba and Rita got him angry by threatening his own family.
Eshogaya also told the court that he knew Chizoba years ago before the wife came with her four children and started living with him.
Eshogaya also said that he didn’t know that Chizoba was already a married man before Rita arrived with their children.
Eshogaya admitted that he made those offensive statement during the heated argument at their home but added that he wasn’t going to apologise to the couple.
When Eshogaya was charged to court on Wednesday, he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Kenneth Asibor did not object to his bail condition, but asked court to grant him bail that will enable him to come to face trial in the interest of justice.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Jadesola Ajayi granted Eshogaya bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Eshogaya was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 11 December, 2017.