A Justice of the Peace court docket in Edo state has awarded N200, 000 to a widower, Emmanuel Obeneti, after the household of his late spouse prevented him from attending her funeral and forcefully taking custody of their 4 youngsters.
Obeneti in an interview with ITV Benin metropolis mentioned after the dying of his late spouse in 2018, his inlaws, the Oshiogwe’s forcefully took custody of his 4 youngsters, alleging he isn’t financially able to taking good care of the youngsters.
”After the dying of my late spouse, my inlaws Christy Oshiogwe and the complete household began attacking me. They forcefully took away my 4 youngsters and likewise took my spouse’s corpse to the village with out informing me. They solely gave me two days for her to be buried. By the particular grace of God, I used to be in a position to go there and earlier than I may get there, they’d already buried her. From there they began attacking me”an elated Emmanuel mentioned
Mr. Emmanuel expressed gratitude to the court docket for permitting justice to prevail within the matter.
”I’m so comfortable and exited as a result of for 3 years I’ve not had entry to my youngsters. They had been the one which took me to court docket however they ahve not been in court docket to tpove their proof towards me. I thank God Almighty.”
The household refused to talk after the judgment was pronounced.
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