August 3rd, 2016 – Nigerian Pastor Who Called Wife A Witch Denied Divorce In Agege Lagos
A customary court in Agege Lagos today reconciled a couple, Pastor Akinyemi Ilesanmi and his wife, Comfort, whose 10-year-old marriage was on the brink of collapse.
Akinyemi, who claimed to be a prophet, had instituted a divorce suit on June 20, on the ground that there was no love between them and an alleged threat to his life.
He also alleged that his wife was a ‘witch’.
However, the intervention of the Court’s President, Mr Philip Williams, and the couple’s families helped to resolve the couple’s differences and reconcile them.
Williams, subsequently, urged the couple give peace a chance in the marriage and be law abiding.
Earlier in his testimony during hearing, the petitioner, who resides at Akute Area of Ogun , told the court that there was no love in the marriage.
“I have not been at peace since l got married to my wife, she is so quarrelsome.
“I am a prophet of God, but since l married her, she has been disturbing my ministry work.
“Whenever l am fasting, she forces me to break it due to her bad attitude. ‘My wife is a devil,’ even those in my neighbourhood call her a witch,” he alleged.
According to him, the marriage which was contracted in 2006 has not produced any child.
“We got married under two weeks of meeting ourselves following a fake prophet my wife introduced to me while we were courting.
“He prophesied then to me that she was my wife.
“Due to her troublesome ways, l have now developed high blood pressure.
“My lord, I want an end to this marriage because I cannot cope with my wife’s troubles anymore.
“Please, separate us, so that l can have a rest of mind,’’ the petitioner said.
In her response, Comfort who is the respondent, pleaded for reconciliation.
She, however, denied all the allegations levelled against her by her husband.
“ I am still interested in the marriage.
“I want this court to save my marriage because I do not want to marry another husband.
“I still love him,’’ she told the court.