23 March 2013

Nigeria: Adultery - Prophetess Drags Pastor Husband to Court

Titilayo Oluokun, a prophetess, has pleaded with an Agege Grade 'A' Customary Court to dissolve her 22-year-old marriage. The 51-year-old woman, who lives at 8, Aina Aladi Street, Agbado, Lagos, told the court that her husband, a pastor, is randy.

"Four women had four children for my husband in the last three years.  He also has numerous girlfriends. I know some of the girlfriends because they live on my street", the applicant narrated. "I was in  church sometime in 2009 when a woman came with three children, claiming they belonged to my husband and that my husband neglected her.

"It was a thing of shame because,I am the founder of the church, and also a prophetess while my husband is one of the pastors. "I gave the woman N20,000 and begged her. I told her not to come to the church to disturb me again.  "In the other customary court I took him to in 2011, he was asked to write an undertaking that he won't impregnate any woman again.

"To my surprise, he impregnated two women after.  That was when I knew I had to call it quits with him. "I had him arrested sometime last year because he wanted to stab me and, from the police station, he was asked to move his things out of my house".

Titilayo also told the court that her husband came to live in the house she built, adding that he didn't provide for feeding, yet spent money on women. "I loved him, cared for him and did not deprive him access to my body anytime he needed me, so I see no reason why he was cheating on me,"she said.

The wife wanted the marriage dissolved and the custody of the children. The husband, Adewale, didn't appear in court for the third time since the proceedings started. Court president, Mr Emmanuel Shokunle, adjourned the case to April 3 for further hearing.

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