Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Children Save Prophetess' 20-Year-Old Marriage

An Agege Grade 'A' Customary Court, Lagos Saved a 20-year-old marriage between Samuel Fayose and his wife, Adetutu, a prophetess.

Court President Emmanuel Shokunle earlier told the couple to consider their children, who might suffer if they separated. "Marriage is full of ups and downs, no man on earth is perfect, and no one is an angel. So, I implore you to go back home, and bring some members of your family for chamber discussion, "Shokunle ruled.

He also assured Adetutu that Samuel will be a loving husband and responsible father to their children after they have settled the matter.

The marriage was saved after the chamber's discussion and the couple has started living together as one again. Samuel filed the divorce suit on Feb.6 asking the court to dissolve his marriage, accusing his wife of threat to life, adultery and lack of care.

The 60-year-old man,who lives at No. 8 Adesanya Street, Isaga, Lagos, told the court that Adetutu was fetish, disrespectful and did not care for him and the children. "My daughter,Oluwafunmilayo, was sweeping one day when I saw one substance among the dirt on the floor. I picked it up and discovered it was a snail shell tied with black and white thread.

Inside it was my hair because I am the only one in the house with grey hair".

The petitioner also said that he saw one of his trousers with mud with black thread. "As an elderly man, I knew it was a bad omen", Fayose said. He also alleged that his wife was fond of late night outings.

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