The first wife of popular actor, Yul Edochie, has initiated divorce proceedings against her husband, with whom she has three children.
May Edcochie, who is represented by Femi Falana and Eculaw group, is demanding 100 million naira in damages from Yul and his second wife, Judy Austin, for alleged adultery.
An update on the couple’s marital crisis was shared by the DPA Family Law Clinic. They also confirmed that Judy and Yul have been notified of the lawsuit, and have received copies of the suit papers via email.
“Both Yul and Judy are avoiding service of the process upon them. The court bailiff has tried so many times to serve them in accordance with the rules of court. But they have evaded service of court process. Despite the braggadocio and the social media stunts, Yul Edochie and Judy are facing serious legal challenges and they seem ill-prepared for them, given the fact that they have been evading service of process,” May’s representative said.
May has also filed for a court order to restrain Yul from accessing their former matrimonial home. The businesswoman expressed safety concerns and claimed that the actor’s behavior has been erratic, irrational, aggressive, and increasingly threatening.
She further pointed out that Yul’s actions give the impression that he may be under some unknown influence, the full extent of which remains unclear.
May recounted an incident from the previous week when security officials prevented Yul from entering their home, stating that all matters related to their marriage and dealings are currently subjudice.
According to her, she took this measure to give herself and her children a sense of protection and security.
Meanwhile, the couple recently lost their son to a tragic accident in his school earlier this year.