By Deborah Akpede
A Pentecostal Pastor, Bernard Towoju has urged an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his marriage to his spouse, Abosede, for allegedly utilizing her non-public half to invoke curses on him.
Towoju, 53, mentioned in his divorce petition on Monday that “I cannot continue to make love with a woman who always goes naked and swears for me with her private part”.
According to him, Abosede is cussed, wayward and troublesome.
“She as soon as got here to my workplace to combat me and tore my garments within the presence of my colleagues. We combat on each day foundation and harm one another lots.
“We all the time land within the police station after our combat, the truth is, we’re common prospects on the station,’’ he mentioned.
The petitioner accused his spouse of threatening his life, including that his spouse all the time hit him with harmful weapons every time they quarreled.
“I needed to run away from the home I constructed 10 years in the past to hire an condo for security.
“She chased me with cutlass, bottles and sticks; our neighbours can testify to that.
“I am afraid, I cannot sleep under the same roof with her with my two eyes closed,” he mentioned.
He begged the courtroom to dissolve the wedding that the love he as soon as had for her had light and he might now not tolerate her ill-nature and troubles.
The respondent, Abosede, a clothier, accused her husband of calling her a witch.
“He mentioned in all places he went for resolution to his issues, they all the time inform him that I’m behind his predicament.
“My arms are clear; I do know nothing about his woes.
“Towoju abandoned me and the children 10 years ago, I have been taking care of the children,” the 46-year-old lady added.
The mom of 4 urged the courtroom to not grant her husband’s request for the dissolution of the wedding, saying “I still love him”.
In his judgment, the courtroom President, Mr Akin Akinniyi, mentioned the petitioner was adamant regardless of all mediation from the courtroom and household.
“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after a number of interventions, the courtroom has no selection than to dissolve the union despite the truth that the spouse nonetheless claims she loves her husband.
“The courtroom pronounced the wedding between Pastor Bernard Towoju and Mrs Abosede Towoju dissolved at the moment, each events henceforth ceased to be husband and spouse.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,” Akinniyi dominated.