•Weds Secretly On Dec. 20, 2008 In Delta •Wife, Children Rage •Hibernates In Officers’ Mess
THIS is not best of times for Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Moronike, as marital war at his home-front appears to be choking him seriously as a result of a secret wedding he contracted in Delta State, as his wife and the mother of his children, Funke, have reportedly drawn a battle-line with him.
According to a report by our reporter, who was at the wedding ceremony of Moronike and his bride, Onome, the number one police man in Osun State was in high spirit while the ceremony lasted, as he was beaming with charming smiles throughout the secret marriage.
The CP was reported to have forgotten his status temporarily, as he was publicly displaying his five-star affection for his plumpy wife, while performing the marital vow, which was laced with Urhobo culture, where Onome hails from.
However, Madam Funke Moronike, who is resident in Lagos was said to have got the wind of the wedding that took place on December 20, 2008 and had prepared her mind and the children’s to challenge the audacity of their bread-winner on the development.
According to an inside source at the State Police Command, who confided in OSUN DEFENDER, the senior wife quickly moved down to Osogbo, official quarters of her husband to demand why she was put in the dark over the matter but could not sail through; as it was learnt that the CP was domiciled at a guest house within the officers’ mess.
Information at the disposal of OSUN DEFENDER as at the time of filing this story showed that Moronike did not find a modicum of courage to meet with Funke, his senior wife and children, who came to trash out the issue and celebrate Christmas holiday with him simultaneously.
The source further hinted OSUN DEFENDER that one of the closest aides of the CP is currently running a risk of having his job on the line, as he (aide) has found himself in a cross-fire raging between the senior cop and his family; for both parties were suspecting him of disseminating and hoarding the information respectively.
Findings however revealed that a friend of the senior wife was the facilitator of the much kept information for Funke, who could not believe it at the first instance; until some souvenirs, with photographs of the new couple were made available to her.
Checks also revealed that he CP’s children who could not see their father for two days since their arrival from Lagos were bottled up in anger and when they eventually found him at the officers’ mess; they expressed their displeasure against his unfriendly attitude in a strong language, a situation that reportedly provoked the rattled CP.
Speaking to OSUN DEFENDER, a senior police officer who pleaded anonymity said that the CP has not done anything wrong in marrying another wife, if he so desired; but should have maturely handled it with his wife.
“In my own opinion, CP Moronike has not done the unthinkable. He is an African and he is entitled to more than one wife; provided there is no white-wedding before; but he should have handled it with care with his wife”, said the officer.
All efforts to get in touch with the CP proved abortive, as none of his numbers was available as at the time of filing this story.
By OUR REPORTER