Ideal activist and coordinator of the Human Legal rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (HURIWA), Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko has waded into the controversy encompassing the modern announcement by Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie of a second wife and a son from the marriage.
Yul Edochie’s controversial announcement
Legit.ng recalls that Nigerian Nollywood star, Yul Edochie experienced on Wednesday, April 27, built the significant announcement of a next wife he discovered as Judy Austin Muoghalu and a youngster he called Star, whom he mentioned was a products of the connection that ought to have began a lengthy time ago.
In the write-up, Yul wrote:
“It’s time for the entire world to fulfill my son. His title is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO YUL-EDOCHIE.
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“Born by my 2nd wife @judyaustin1 and I enjoy him so much, just as significantly as I really like my other youngsters.”
Yul Edochie’s spouse, Might reacts
Seemingly disturbed by the announcement, Edochie’s very first wife, Might Yul Edochie posted in reply to the publish that God will choose each Yul and his new wife.
“May God decide you both.”
Her response has due to the fact gathered substantial social media guidance.
Judy Austin reacts
Apparently reacting to the progress, the next spouse, Judy, on her Instagram tackle, explained she was not ashamed to say that she would volume to nothing without Jesus.
Her post reads:
“ I’m not ashamed to say that I’m nothing without the need of you Jesus!!!’’
Viewpoints sharply divided over Yul Edochie’s motion
Nigerians, especially these on social media have ongoing to have assorted views on the progress as some are of the belief that by coming to social media to make the announcement and not leaving people to speculate, Yul Edochie could have disrespected his 1st wife who experienced by way of thick and skinny to be the place they are these days.
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Some others have argued that Yul’s action was morally completely wrong, extra so that he is an feeling chief.
But there is a divergent belief that Yul might not have carried out nearly anything improper given that he had made his relationship to the 2nd spouse legal by heading via the important relationship rites.
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Seemingly touched by the judgment, Mr Edochie posted another impression of his spouse on Thursday, April 28, commending her and generating an assertion on her selection a single situation in his [Yul) lifestyle.
According to him, Could continues to be his variety a single and undisputed spouse. He posted pictures of the wife on his Instagram take care of with the caption:
“Number just one. @Mayyuleedochie. Undisputed.”
Onwubiko’s position on Yul Edochies’s next spouse
Emmanuel Onwubiko, a correct activist and the coordinator of HURIWA, in an distinctive chat with Legit.ng thinks that the Nollywood star has nullified his marriage in so quite a few ways.
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According to Onwubiko, Edochie, for the singular act that he went powering his wife to choose up a different wife nullified the standard rites done publicly prior to he married his initially spouse.
He reported the action was deceitful if he actually did a common relationship.
Onwubiko even more pressured that if Yul wedded in courtroom, his motion is a criminal offense and that he ought to have committed an offense of bigamy, and if he wedded in church, the marriage stands nullified.
“I do not know the variety of relationship Yul Edochie did with his to start with spouse, but whatsoever marriage he ought to have performed, his motion stands condemnable. I do not imagine that comments on social media towards Yul on social media are unfair. I believe that 70 % of all those comments you see are suitable.
“This is mainly because Africa is a very shut and conservative modern society. We have our exclusive cultures, custom and even regulations that manual what we do. Christian, standard and court marriages are all governed by rules. If you did court docket relationship and you go behind to marry yet another wife, you have fully commited the offence of bigamy.”
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Bigamy as a prison offense
A check by Legit.ng reveals that according to legislation, bigamy is a criminal offense punishable with imprisonment in Nigeria.
It is a by-product or service of polygamy. It will become an offense when 1 man or woman out of the two lawfully married, goes to pick one more wife.
Speaking further, Onwubiko mentioned bigamy is beneath the prevalent legislation. He mentioned additional that if someone did Church marriage, mechanically Yul’s sort of action nullifies the relationship.
Onwubiko backed his position with the Catholic Canon law which he stated was extremely demanding in this regard.
Onwubiko cites Canon law
“In Catholic Church, his action is an proven act of deceit and really critical offense in the church. It automatically nullifies that relationship. For instance, if you concealed your genotype from your partner ahead of relationship and it is later discovered that you two can’t marry, the marriage stands nullified.”
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What the customary legislation suggests about Yul’s action
“And if it’s a traditional marriage, it’s also coated by the customary law. Even while it’s a bit shaky, ethically, individuals rites performed are supposed to be carried out in the open up. Your acceptance and other items are performed publicly prior to people and other witnesses.
“This demonstrates that she is historically your spouse and your initial spouse for that make a difference. So if you want to marry yet another spouse, tradition demands that you must request the consent of your very first wife, and officially inform him that you are heading to pick a 2nd wife. This have to not be performed in secret as it was finished in the case Yul Edochie and his second wife. Which is the fact.
“What Yul has done by marrying a 2nd spouse with no informing his 1st spouse if it is common relationship, it’s deceitful. if it’s court marriage, it is a criminal offense, and if it’s Church marriage, it nullifies the relationship ab initio.”
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He argued even further that the controversy is not just about cheating in a relationship, and that what Yul did was much distinctive from dishonest.
He explained cheating is a matter that can be settled amongst a gentleman and a girl, but that going behind one’s spouse to marry another is grievous.
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In a new progress, Yul’s to start with spouse, Could, has ongoing to convey her displeasure for the earth to see.
The mother of four of the actor’s children has now unfollowed him on her social media page. The information of Yul Edochie’s very first wife unfollowing him on-line raised a series of appealing reactions from lovers.
Some of them suggested Might to divorce the actor.