A 49-yr-old pastor, John Ajayi, has pleaded with a Customary Court in Orile Agege, Lagos to grant him a divorce from his wife, Christiana, whom he accused of adultery and desertion.
Pastor seeks divorce from wife over adultery
Pastor Ajayi who has three children from his 16-yr-old marriage, told the court that his wife had an affair with another pastor whom he had invited for a church programme
Pastor Ajayi who has three children from his 16-yr-old marriage, told the court that his wife had an affair with another pastor whom he had invited for a church programme.
He also alleged that his wife had deserted their matrimonial home since 2011.
Narrating to the court, Ajayi said, “When my pastor-friend came to Lagos on my invitation for our church programme, I noticed how my wife was admiring him which made me to suspect a foul play.
“After the pastor had returned to his base in Ibadan, my wife was nowhere to be found in Lagos, so I traced her to Ibadan and met her with the pastor.
“Before she left finally in 2011, whenever she left the house in the morning, she would only return late in the night, she was not taking care of me and my family.
“She would not welcome my family members anytime they come to our house, she did not take care of my mother when she was sick for four years until the woman died.
“The worst of it is that she denied me sex before she left but I maintained my integrity not to commit adultery.
“I reported her to her mother but instead for my wife to heed the counsel of her mother, she chose to fight me,” he said.
Daily Independent reports that Christina has refused to show up in court for the fifth hearing.
The President of the court, Adegboyega Omilola, told the petitioner to maintain the peace, directing the court bailiff to serve the respondent the court order again.
He adjourned the case till March 23 for further hearing.
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