Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Choirmaster with a fantastic organ!



Hannah Okurabe after the assault. Image: Punch

I once had a funny colleague who was a choirmaster in a prominent church in a famous town in Ogun State. Highly dexterous on the church organ, major church services could not start without him being present.

Like most choirmasters are known to be, this colleague was very popular with the ladies. In his mischievous moments, he would often exclaim that women could not resist his fantastic organ.

I remembered this colleague when I read the story of three ladies who viciously fought and wounded each other over a choirmaster, one Joseph Unuigbe, who incidentally, is married.

Temitope Abigeal and Temitope Remi were on Tuesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ebute Meta on a three count charge of conspiracy, assault and causing grievous harm.

Abigeal (26) and Remi (28), both choristers at a Cherubim and Seraphim church at Progressive Road, Ebute Meta, were said to have assaulted Hannah Okurabe (18) with razor blades at Abule Nla junction, a few metres away from the church.

A father of two, Unuigbe is married to Folashade, who is also a member of the same church.

But the fact that the lover boy is married did not seem to matter to the duo of Abigeal and Remi who on March 17 allegedly accosted Okurabe and cut her on her cheek, eyelid, left ear and back of her neck.

Although the Magistrate, Mrs. M. O. Tanimola, admitted the suspects to bail in the sum of N200, 000 each in like sum the two women are currently cooling their heels at the Kirikiri Minimum Prison because they could not immediately perfect the terms of their bail.

They are to produce two responsible sureties who are gainfully employed and with evidence of tax payments to the state government in the last three years. The sureties are also required to be relatives of the defendants and their addresses are to be verified.

Just how fantastic is this choirmaster’s organ to warrant all this trouble?

 

1 comment:

olufemi oluyinka said...

Alagba John, hum, you really made me remember him with his organ. Many ladies always love to enjoy the sweetness of the melodies of organists