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Nigerian Pastor Who Called Wife A Witch Denied Divorce In Agege Lagos
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.
August 3, 2016 at 3:06 PM
The marriage not yielding any fruit of the womb is simply the problem here. Thank God the court judge didn’t dissolve the marriage. Both of you should hold on to God and He will give you children.
August 3, 2016 at 3:43 PM
For the first time in many months/years, the court is not deviating from the track of Biblical injuction. “Whatever God has joined together, let no man put asunder“
The court has no right to put asunder what God has joined together.
I take a stroll…
August 3, 2016 at 4:12 PM
@D Hunter what makes believe God has joined them together? Some marriages are `man-arranged’ and God has no business with such marriages. Particularly when such marriage is induced or contrived by fake prophet.
August 3, 2016 at 5:03 PM
May God bless the woman with the fruit of the womb. The truth of the matter is because the woman hasn’t conceived.
August 3, 2016 at 7:29 PM
The woman should mend her ways if she is really the problem, if the ‘prophet doesn’t have something beating drum for him somewhere.
August 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM
A fake prophet deceived you that she was your wife. You call yourself a prophet, too. So between you and the other prophet, who is really fake?
I bet it was your wife who had begged the other pastor to prophesy to you that she was your wife and you swallowed everything hook line sinker. Many cons are thriving in the house of God.
As readers, I wonder if we are picking one or two learning points from all these divorce cases we read here all the time. It would be sad if, after reading several love-turned-sour marriages here, our own finally turns out like them.
August 3, 2016 at 9:01 PM
Prophet please stay with your wife. What gives you that confidence you will have a baby through the new wife you might latter marry? The fact is, you might just be the problem and not your wife. You have to go for a medical check up in a reputable hospital to carry out a test in order for both of you to ascertain who has the problem. Then having discovered the truth of the matter in the hospital,let the person in question be treated. Then madam you can see how seriously unhappy your husband is ,you have to be patient and maintain your respect for him. God will surely answer your prayers.
August 3, 2016 at 10:32 PM
prophet what does ur bible preach about divorce practice what u preach. may God bless ur home and grant u your request
August 4, 2016 at 7:38 AM
the judge is the prophet here … i sense he is closer to his Bible than the so called prophet who went for divorce instead of settling the differences between him and his wife….
August 4, 2016 at 8:57 AM
@Endure comment is it for me.