The divorce case of Yul Edochie and May halted.

Due to Yul’s lawyer’s absence, the divorce case between Nollywood actor turned politician Yul Edochie and his estranged wife, May, could not proceed at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

When Edochie announced Judy Austin as his second wife in April 2022, the news has been controversial.

To May, his first wife,’s dismay, he also revealed the news of their first child together.

May filed for divorce from Yul in August 2023 and sought N100 million in compensation from Judy “for adultery with her husband.”

The case was first postponed in March at the Abuja High Court.

May’s attorneys, DPA Family Clinic, asserted that Yul had refuted being married to Judy.

However, May’s attorneys said in a recent Facebook message that Yul’s attorney was unable to attend due to health reasons, so the case, which was supposed to begin on Tuesday, was rescheduled.

Trial could not go ahead today as scheduled because two days ago, He proposed several dates in the future as an alternative and requested the court to pardon him,” the statement reads.

“Usually, the court would give the lawyer the benefit of the doubt in such a situation. May’s lawyers would not like to question the integrity of the opponent directly, even though the excuse was a tendentious occurrence.

“Today in court Mr Yul Edochie was present but without his counsel. The court could not hear any substantive matter. A new date had been set in June. We are all concerned about delays and protection of this case.

“But we remain confident that justice will be done in due course by this court. As you know, several issues are involved: from the activities of the parties in social media to the welfare of the children, to the issues of marital properties, the safety of May, and the final status of the marriage itself.”

Earlier, Yul said in court that his connection with Judy Austin was centered around creating skits. He insisted that their union is not recognized by the law.

The ongoing case at the FCT High Court, Abuja, scheduled for a hearing on March 5, reportedly faced an unexpected setback as the court session did not proceed, a circumstance Yul and Judy claimed credit for, according to a report in Premium Times.

May’s legal team, led by Emeka Ugwuonye of Due Process Advocates, made this claim in a statement.

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