May Yul-Edochie, the estranged wife of actor Yul Edochie, has demanded N100 million in damages from actress Judy Austin.
Yul unveiled Judy as his second wife in April 2022 after they welcomed a son.
The development created a problem in Yul’s 18-year-old marriage to May. The death of their son Kambilinachukwu in March 2023 complicated the situation even further.
On Tuesday, a law firm DPA Family Clinic revealed the legal charges May is filing against the duo.
A statement written by one of its legal practitioners Emeka Ugwuonye on their Facebook page said: “To avoid doubts, May Yul-Edochie filed a divorce petition against Yul. She also filed against Judy as a party cited, asking for 100 million nairas in damages against Judy for adultery with her husband.”
“Make no mistake about it: Yul and Judy are NOT husband and wife and can not be so until Yul and May are divorced.
“It is a combination of delusion and absurdity for the two to call themselves husband and wife yet,” he added.
The legal practitioner further revealed that May is represented in court by Femi Falana’s firm and Eculaw Group, while DPA plays the support role.
In the statement, Mr Ugwuonye revealed that Yul and Judy received copies of the suit papers, but are avoiding the service of the process.
“In addition to the substantive petition, May also filed for an order of court restraining Yul from accessing their former marital home. That application is based on the fact that there are genuine security and safety concerns,” he said.
Explaining reasons for the restriction order, the author allegedly noted that Yul’s behaviour has been erratic, irrational, aggressive, and increasingly threatening.
Ugwuonye told Premium Times on Wednesday that he could not speak on the case due to the judge’s order.
“On the May Yul-Edochie matter, we do not wish to make any statement beyond the note we posted yesterday (Tuesday) on our Facebook page,” he said.