A Benin High Court presided over by Justice Joseph Acha has reaffirmed its stand in the ongoing divorce suit between an Edo born multi-billionaire oil magnate and industrialist, Chief Leemon Ikpea and his wife, Mrs. Agnes Ikpea in Benin City.
Ikpea is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Lee Engineering and Construction Company.
The case with Suit No. B/747D/2020 came for hearing on 3rd March, 2021 when the trial Judge ruled that the court has not withheld its previous ruling from the case pending the determination on the motion on notice.
Justice Acha further stated that the court was yet to receive the decision of the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Esther Edigin upon the petition vide by the respondent, Mrs. Agnes Ikpea.
Justice Acha also called on counsel not to misinform the public through the media as it would lead to the destruction of the judicial Institution, just as he maintained that he cannot be subjected to cheap blackmail in the press.
Meanwhile, the subsisting ruling of the court after submissions from Counsels of both parties granted the prayers of the petitioner, Chief Leemon Ikpea that the Respondent, Mrs. Agnes Ikpea to relocate to an alternative apartment apart from the Banana Island in Lagos in order for them to be alive to face the substantive suit on motion.
The court however made no order to cost but restrained the Respondent from confronting, molesting, harassing, intimidating and causing or threatening violence against the Petitioner, domestic and business staff, relatives, friends or interfering with the petitioners business or domestic life pending the determination of the substantive petition.
You will recall that rumour is rife that a mother of six, married to a multi-billionaire oil magnate and industrialist of Edo State extraction is in a hot romance with a driver under the employ of her super rich husband who is from Edo Central Senatorial District of Edo state, the heartbeat Nigeria.
The lady (Agnes), who has almost everything that money can buy in her possession and also swims in comfort courtesy of her super rich husband’s regular handout to her was alleged to have publicly gone stark naked in protest over the sack of the driver for his nefarious activities.
Insiders revealed that the 54 years old billionaire’s wife could not hide her romantic feelings for the driver when based on his arrest by the police in Lagos after been caught at a criminal hangout smoking weed (aka Indian hemp) got booted by the business magnate.
In solidarity with her secret lover, the billionaire’s wife outrightly rejected the new driver that her super rich husband employed to replace her lover boy driver, an action that further fuelled fears about her illicit love affair with the recalcitrant driver.
A source in the know said on several occasions when the husband raised issues over missing huge sums of money in hard currency, the embattled wife often throw decency into the wind and engage in a fight with the husband.
It was also revealed that some of the missing currency got into the hands of the younger brother of the wife who is said to have sneaked abroad with the stolen fund.
“At a point in time, the husband couldn’t bear any of this and invited his mother-in-law to intervene in the matter, but to everyone’s surprise, when she was told about the daughter’s bad behavior especially missing money, her response was that he (husband) came to Warri to look for money, so also is her daughter in Warri to look for money.
“This is the same woman who cannot prepare a good meal for the billionaire husband resulting in the husband engaging the service of a professional chef for over 30 years of the marriage,” our source enthused.
The source further disclosed that one of the reasons the marriage has broken down irredeemable was the fact that philandering billionaire’s wife had shunned invitation by elders in the village to explain her reason for going naked over the sack of the driver.
The source concluded that the estranged woman has set the six children of the marriage against their father.
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