Pastor Tells Court To Dissolve His Marriage, Says His Wife Is Adulterous And An Alcoholic

A pastor, Samuel Oyedotun, stunned an Ake Customary Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State when he said  he wouldn‘t have got married to his wife, Lydia, if he knew the woman was not responsible.

Pastor Oyedotun said his wife deceived him to believe she was religious when they met, until after she bore two children for him and he discovered she indulged in drinking beer and was also adulterous.

This, according to him, gives serious concern to the extent that he hardly prayed as he used to do before they became husband and wife. The pastor said he met Lydia in lbadan and they got married legally while the union, according to him, is blessed with five children.

He added that what informed his decision to sue for divorce was that he found she was dating some rich men in his church, and that when he confronted her, she  threatened to deal with him ruthlessly. The plaintiff said that all efforts to stop her from continuing in the habit proved abortive.

He therefore urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of the children. Though the 37-year-old woman denied the allegations levelled against her by the husband, she told the court she was ready to accept the divorce since her husband was adamant.  Lydia said it was not the end of road for her.

The respondent however pleaded that the court grant her custody of the children because she knew that the money Pastor Oyedotun  would be making from the church would not be enough for the upkeep of the children. Meanwhile, the case was adjourned for further hearing.



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