17th September, 2012
A Lagos-based fashion designer, Theresa Iyamu, 36, has been arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court for allegedly disrupting a church wedding and reception of a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Aiyemimelo.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Theresa stormed the church on the day of the wedding, demanding that the marriage be put on hold because the couple was owing her an undisclosed amount of money on the wedding gown they rented from her.
But before the fashion designer could succeed in scuttling the wedding ceremony, church securitymen and policemen bundled her out of the church.
Not satisfied, Theresa also went after the couple at the Federal Civil Service Club hall where the wedding reception held, threatening to disrupt the reception. She was overpowered and handed over to the police.
Neighbours wondered why Theresa was after the couple since they are from the same area in Edo State, Southsouth Nigeria.
P.M.NEWS further learnt that armed robbers stormed the residence of the couple in the night of the wedding and carted away valuables including cash, jewellery, wedding ring, camera and others worth N980,000.
Because of what had earlier happened, Theresa became the prime suspect. She was arrested by the police at Satellite town division.
She was later docked at the Apapa Magistrates’ Court charged with attempt to disrupt Mr. and Mrs. Aiyenimelo’s wedding and reception.
When the charge was read to her, she pleaded not guilty and the presiding magistrate, Mr. A. K. Shonubi, admitted her to bail in the sum of N400,000 with two sureties each in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till 24 October, 2012 for mention.