For impregnating a teenage Church Choir member, a 34-year-old pastor’s wife, Mrs Mariam Ikuomola, has approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to end her 10-year-old marriage to her husband, Aderemi.
She told the court that her husband was adulterous.
“My husband is having extra-marital affair, he has impregnate a teenage Church member.
“I have met the girl severally in our house and anytime I asked my husband what she always come to do.
“My husband tells me that she comes for counselling not even knowing that he is sleeping with her.
“Whenever the girl is going, my husband always enter my shop to give her my goods like sardine, milk and can drinks for free without my consent.
“Aderemi is also dating our Church Women Leader, because of their affair, the woman’s husband stopped coming to our Church,” she said.
Mariam said that her husband always threatened to kill her.
“Whenever we are fighting he always target my throat trying to strangle me to death,” she said.
The Mother of two begged the Court to dissolve the marriage that she can not accommodate another woman in her marriage.
However, Pastor Aderemi Ikuomola, who did not deny the allegation welcome the divorce.
He said that his wife pushed him into adultery because she always deny him sex.
“I deliberately decided to have a lover. Mariam pushed me into the act. She doesn’t treat me right as she starved me of sex.
“Anytime I tried to force myself on her she will bite me. Please, Court, help me warn her to stop beating or harassing the girl that got pregnant for me,” he said.
The Pastor said that his wife was a husband beater.
“Mariam used to beat me on any slight provocation, anytime we have misunderstanding, she could beat the hell out of me, she once beat me and I was unconscious.
“When I recovered, I abandoned my house and ran to the Church to take refuge,” he said.
The respondent urged the Court to dissolve the marriage that he too was no longer interested.
The Court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the estranged couple to come along with three member of their families each for a possible reconciliation.
He adjourned the case to April 11 for further hearing.