The Court has dissolved the marriage between Pastor Bernard Towoju and his wife Abosede.
While Pastor Towoju accused her of being irresponsible, she accused him of calling her a witch.
The pastor prayed an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his marriage to his 46-year-old wife, Abosede, for allegedly using her private part to invoke curses on him.
The 53-year-old cleric said in his divorce petition: “I cannot continue to make love with a woman who always goes naked and swears for me with her private parts.”
“She once came to my office to fight me and tore my clothes in the presence of my colleagues. We fight on a daily basis and hurt each other a lot. We always land in the police station after our fight. In fact, we are regular customers at the station.
“She threatened me with dangerous weapons and i had to run away from the house I built 10 years ago to rent an apartment for safety. She chased me with a 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.
” I am begging the court to dissolve the marriage because the love i once had for her had faded and I can no longer tolerate her ill nature and troubles.
Abosede, however,, accused him of calling her a witch: “He said everywhere he went for solution to his problems, they always tell him that I am behind his predicament. My hands are clean; I know nothing about his woes. Towoju abandoned me and the children 10 years ago, I have been taking care of the children ,I don’t want the court to dissolve the marriage because, I still love him.”
In his judgement, the court president, Mr. Akin Akinniyi, said the petitioner was adamant despite all mediation from the court and family.
“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the wife still claims she loves her husband.”