Church members beat up Pastor after wife accused him of using black magic
A clergyman, Adebayo Bamidele, prayed a Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan to dissolve his 17-year-old marriage to his wife, Felicia on the grounds that she was ruining his calling.
“She makes damaging allegations against me before members of the congregation.
“She has rendered me jobless. My members have all left my church,” he said.
The pastor further told the court that he was beaten up by some members of the church following Felicia’s allegations against him.
“Felicia told them that I was using black magic and charms to take away their glory. They beat me mercilessly, tore my clothes, I almost died.
“She now claims to own the church. The truth is that we contributed resources to build the church, I have lost my means of sustenance to her evil antics against me,” he said.
Consenting to the suit, Felicia said that she provided N340,000 for the church to take off.
She accused Bamidele of having an affair with the widow, saying, “they already live together, he must return my part of the investment”
“We have members from different places. I later noticed that he was manipulating me spiritually and physically.
“Sometimes, he gives me charms to put under my pillow at night, I saw that my life was no longer the same,” she said.
The President of the court, Ademola Odunade, dissolved the union since both parties were not ready to give peace a chance.
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