Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has slammed Yul Edochie for demanding that the bride price he paid when he married his estranged wife, May Edochie, be returned to him.
Recall that Yul had previously revealed that he had demanded the bride price he paid when he married May, but she and her relatives have refused to oblige him.
Reacting to Yul's statement, Rita Edochie noted that May has no right to refund a man's bride price.
She insisted that Yul be the one to go to his wife's hometown and demand the return of the bride price.
According to her, “a woman has no right to return a man's bride price; rather, it is the man who moves with his relatives to the woman's hometown to ask for the return of the bride price, in the same way he initially went to pay.
“Queen May has asked for a divorce. She urged Yul, our son, to collect the bride price, but he held back, thinking that Queen May would later give in to his polygamous intentions.
“It was only in late 2023, when the matter was taken to court, that he started demanding the bride price that you (Judy Austin) had forced him to do.
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“The unfortunate thing is that this matter is now completely in the hands of the court and nothing can be done until the matter is resolved in court. So I repeat that no pride award can be returned except with the permission and order of the court. So you have to wait until whenever.”