May Edochie, the estranged wife of actor Yul Edochie, has been reported to have filed for divorce to dissolve her 19-year-old marriage with the actor.
She is also reported to have filed suit against Judy Austin, the actress that had a son for Yul, demanding “N100 million in damages against her for adultery with her husband”.
DPA Family Clinic, a law firm, in a post on its Facebook page, on Tuesday by Emeka Ugwuonye, a legal practitioner with the firm, also said May had filed for a court order restraining Yul from accessing their former matrimonial home because of “security concerns”.
Ugwuonye said Yul and May are already aware of the lawsuit against them but they are avoiding service of court process.
“May Yul-Edochie filed a divorce petition against Yul. She also filed against Judy and she is asking for 100 million naira in damages against Judy for adultery with her husband,” he wrote.
“Yul and Judy are not husband and wife, and cannot 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.
“Both Judy and Yul are aware of the lawsuit. They are avoiding service of the process upon them. The court bailiff has tried many times to serve them but they have evaded service of court process.
“Despite the social media stunts, Yul Edochie and Judy are facing serious legal challenges and they seem ill-prepared for them. May also filed for an order of court restraining Yul from accessing their former matrimonial home. That application is based on the fact that there are genuine security and safety concerns.
“Yul’s behaviour has been erratic, irrational, aggressive and increasingly threatening. He seems to have been under some influence, the full extent or scope of which we are yet to ascertain. But measures are being taken to protect May and her children.
“Last weekend, Yul attempted to access the home but he was stopped by the intervention of law enforcement. He was reminded that all issues involving his marriage to May are subjudice. He should consult his lawyer and be guided by such a lawyer.
“After the event of last weekend, it was not surprising at all to hear that Yul and Judy would be on social media in a comic display where Judy showers Yul with unfettered adulation. It is totally understandable that he would need such extreme ego massage.
“May is the sharp opposite of Yul and Judy. She is calm, rational and incredibly stoic. Despite the enormous losses and suffering she has endured lately, she held on to high values of honour and integrity and remains calm and focused in the face of turbulence.
“May is represented in court by Femi Falana’s Firm and Eculaw Group. Our Family Law Clinic plays a support role aside from litigation activities,” he wrote.
In April 2022, Yul on social media posts revealed that Judy Austin has had a child with him.