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Pastor, wife trade adultery claims in court

BY ADEOLA ADENUGA

”My wife travelled to Ghana to meet one of her concubines. She did family planning without my consent and  goes out at will”, a pastor, Sunday Owonikoko, has told a Lagos Customary Court in Orile-Agege.

Meanwhile, the wife, Bolajoko, 47, denied the allegations. ”My husband is adulterous. He has slept with almost all the sisters in his church,” Bolajoko charged back. ”A mother of seven is presently living with him as I speak and he has made the woman an evangelist.”

Owonikoko  pleaded with the  court to dissolve his 20-year-old marriage over infidelity and threat to life on the part of the wife. The 51-year-old pastor  of 1,  Alowole Street, Papa Ashafa, Orile-Agege  said the wife kept  seeing her ex-lovers.

”My wife threatened to destroy my ministry and also said she would kill me. I want the court to dissolve the union and grant me custody of my children”, he pleaded.

”She was suspended from the church for six months because she fought with the ministers.” The court president, Mr Joseph Adewusi, told the couple to maintain the peace and adjourned the case.


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