Man To Pay N.8m To Marry Dead Woman As Wife
A man identified as Chudi who reportedly cohabited with a lady known as Ginika in Lagos without properly engaging her in marriage before she died in his custody, will now marry her corpse before she will be buried.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the embattled Chudi has agreed to pay N800,000 to the family of the deceased as part of the marriage rites including her bride price.
It was gathered that Ginika’s family has insisted on collecting N5 million, but after much pleading the parties arrived at the price.
This was an agreement reached by both families as a way of settling the matter with the police before Chudi was granted administrative bail to travel for the marriage proposal to the corpse of the lady.
P.M.EXPRESS had reported that Chudi landed in trouble after he took custody of late Ginika as wife without paying her bride price and the consent of her family.
He lived with the woman at Idimu, Lagos and they had two kids before she died at an undisclosed private hospital where she went to deliver her third baby.
The supposed husband, Chudi went to her family to report the death but was arrested and handed over to the police for abduction and suspected murder.
Both the suspect and the deceased were from the Eastern part of the country.
The matter was reported to the Police at Area M Command, Idimu following a petition by the deceased family to the Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Austin Akika who ordered one Inspector Odion to investigate the allegations.
It was gathered that the deceased family in the petition alleged that Chudi abducted late Ginika some years ago and hid her from the family who has been looking for her in those years and discovered that it was Chudi that abducted and killed her.
Meanwhile, all the years they have lived together, our correspondent gathered the late wife had requested that Chudi should go to her family and formalize the relationship according to the Igbo culture and tradition and he promised but never did.
So Chudi will now marry her corpse for peace to reign between the families.