By OCHEI MATTHEW, Asaba
Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State, South-South Nigeria, Mr. Peter Mrakpor yesterday explained how delicious pot of soup re-united a couples in the state.
The commissioner who stated this while briefing newsmen on the activities of his ministry for the past three years, said that the couple’s marriage was at point of collapsing when he invited them to his office to ascertain the problem.
“When I see the family involved is a pastor, so I picked interest in the couple and I invited them to my office. After talking to them, I gave them some cash for pot of soup. Later, the pastor came back asking me what magic I did that his wife got home and prepared a delicious pot of soup. That’s how they settled.
While the commissioner noted that the couples are very happy and strong, he said the couples are enjoying their marriage now. Though he said his ministry is not in charge of divorce cases, he waded into two divorce cases because of persons involved.
On rape cases, commissioner disclosed that the state was currently handling 312 rape and defilement cases, all pending at High Courts across the state.
Mr. Mrakpor also said that there were 29 cases of kidnapping and 17 murder cases pending at the state High Courts.
According to the Commissioner, over 100 persons particularly the youths between the ages of 16 and 25 are waiting trial at the prisons in the State.
He said that the state created the department of Public prosecution” to ensure that victims of rape and domestic violence receive holistic free medical attention, counselling, rehabilitations and other support services while five convictions were secured in respect of sexual related cases. ”
On cultism, Attorney General said that the number of youths involving in cult activities was worrisome, revealing that most cultists come from home as their parents are cultists.
However, he said that the state received nine petitions in respect of domestic violence, aggressive or behaviour within the home, but six of it has been resolved.
Justice Commissioner said that he personally settled a Redeemed pastor whose marriage was threatening with divorce with a pot of soup.
“The couple came to me and I advised them to be more united in their marriage after which I gave them to cook and eat and after that they have been leaving happily ”