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NIGERIA: Father seeks court’s protection against children’s intimidation

A 56-year-old father, Mr Pius Ategba, on Monday prayed a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court to free him from his sons’ harassment and intimidation.

Ategba told the court that James and Justin, a set of twins, were making life difficult for him in his own house, with James threatening to kill him by sword or gun.

“James had threatened to kill me either by sword or gun in my own house. He even asked me to vacate my house; that if I do not, I will one day blame myself for failing to comply with his directive,’’ he said.

He said that James had sold all his property and wanted him to vacate the house so that he would also sell it.

The father said that all efforts to bring peace between him and his children had proved abortive.

He, therefore, prayed the court to order the accused to stop harassing him as well as to move out of his house.

The accused, however, denied all the allegations.

Justin said he was staying at Adikpo and was surprised to receive the summons, adding that that only James was staying in Makurdi with their father.

The magistrate, Mrs Felicia Ikyegh, adjourned the case until April 25 for hearing.

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