A Drama unfolded Monday, September 22, when two women were brought before the Monrovia City Court, after they were charged with destroying the marital relationship of a man identified as Momo Cyrus.
The women, Marcia Allen and Ina Christensen, were supposed to be tried over the crime “Criminal Coercion” by the court, but the matter was postponed to Thursday, September 25.
Ina Christensen is believed to be an employee of the Ministry of Gender and Development.
Both women were said to have telephoned the wife of Cyrus, who lives in the United States of America, telling her that her husband is having an extra marital affairs with another girl, in Monrovia.
The two women were later released by the court, following the intervention of lawyers from the Wright and Associates Law Firm.
The law firm claimed they were compelled to do so, on grounds that they were not retained and, as such, they have not met with the defendants.
Besides, the crime is a bailable offence under the new penal law.
According to the case, the incident took place between September 3 and 9, in Monrovia.
This was after Cyrus’ wife had allegedly visited the country from the United States of America, following a telephone conversation between her and the accused.
The state alleges that the women’s malicious conduct contributed to the loss of affection in their client’s marriage, which they may seek compensatory damages.
It is alleged that the practice has existed for a number of months, which he claimed; the defendants have on numerous occasions advised his wife to leave the marital relationship.
They further alleged that they were instituting the lawsuit as a way of upholding the sanctity of the marriage vowed entered into by the family.
They said, their action has separated the family and have also injured relationship between Cyrus and his children, who also lived in the USA.