A pastor has urged a court in Ibadan to annul his marriage because his wife is promiscuous.
Colinus Eliah, a pastor with a pentecostal church in Ibadan, Oyo State, has prayed that a Grade C customary court sitting at Agodi Gate, in the city, annul his 21-year-old marriage to his wife, Mary, on grounds that she is promiscuous, a thief and fetish, reports Tribune.
Pastor Eliah told the court that his wife had confessed that she had six lovers and had committed abortions six times whenever any of the lover got her pregnant.
“My wife confessed that she had six lovers, three policemen inclusive, and carried out six abortions. She also confessed to having taken my shirt to a herbalist to render me useless.
My wife is a thief, she steals other people’s farm produce when she goes to the market and she has stolen three bunches of plantain before.
Our prophet in church asked her to repent of her sins within six months but she has refused to do that and now, she has been suspended from church because of her iniquities.
Her son from her first marriage came to our house to beat me up because I asked her to repent her sins for the sake of myself, herself and the five children we have.
She went to Omi-Adio with one of her policemen-lovers to a herbalist for a blood covenant on marriage.”
The woman did not deny the accusation leveled on her by her husband but begged the court not to dissolve the marriage because she has turned a new leaf and promised to repent from all her wrongdoings.
“I have agreed to travel to our town to go and repent in front of my family and my in-laws.
I just want to beg my husband to forgive me and I have been in denial before but now I am willing to go for deliverance,” she cried.
The president of the court, Chief Amusa Makinde, however, counselled both parties and asked the husband to think of their children’s future before taking any decision, while adjourning the case till November 11.