.Divorce-Seeking Wife Urges Court To End Marriage –
Some members of a church (name withheld) were stunned on Monday, when Mrs. Josephine Odje, wife of Pastor Osagie Odje, told a Court in Lagos State that she caught her husband having sex with a church member right inside their church.
“I caught my husband making love with our church member on the floor of the church,” the 37-year-old Pastor’s wife, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos.
She accused her husband, Osagie, whom she got married to about eight years ago, of infidelity.
“I have caught my husband several times with our church women, both single and married.
“The recent one was when I caught him having sex with another woman on the floor of the church office,” she said.
Josephine said that her husband raped her when she was two-months-old pregnant, causing her to lose the pregnancy.
“My husband raped me and I lost my two-month old pregnancy in the process.
“He held my hands to the wall, so I could not move. I told him that I was pregnant but he did not listen, until he forcefully had sex with me.
“After the sex, I started bleeding and I lost the pregnancy,” the estranged woman said.
According to her, she aborted three times for her pastor-husband while they were courting before they got married in order to save his ministry from crumbling.
“It was after we had been married that I knew that he married me because of my money and not that he truly loves for me.
“He once told me that he preferred a woman with big breasts which I do not have,” she said.
The petitioner said that her husband was fond of beating her at any slight provocation and that act had led her to have two miscarriages.
“While he was beating me, he also pushed me till I hit my stomach against the wall, and I lost a pregnancy in the process.
“Due to the three abortions and two miscarriages I suffered, I was told at the hospital that my womb had been tampered with and that it would take divine intervention for me to be pregnant again,” the embittered woman said.
She said that her husband threatened to kill her if she should leave him.
She made a fervent prayer to the Court to dissolve their marriage that has not produced any child, adding that she was no longer interested.
“I am making this appeal because I am the only child of my parents and I do not want to die prematurely and mysteriously,” she said
Rebutting the allegations, Pastor Osagie Odje, denied ever raping his wife:
“It is true we had sex and she lost some blood in the process, but I did not rape her,” he said.
The respondent said that he was not making love to his church member as his wife claimed, declaring that he was only conducting deliverance for the said church member.
According to him, Josephine abandoned him for four weeks only to return after some of their church members had begged her.
The Pastor made a fervent plea to the court not to dissolve the marriage that he was still in love.
The Court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to July 31 for further hearing.