An Ile-Ife Customary Court sitting in Osun State, has dissolved the 10-year-old marriage between one Olusola Onifade and his wife, Simbiatu, over allegations of infidelity and threat to life after it was discovered that a senior pastor in their church had gotten her pregnant and even threatened to kill him if he did not leave his wife for the pastor.
Onifade had dragged Simbiatu to the court on the grounds of infidelity, after he alleged that the pastor had been having incessant se xual intercourse with his wife and prayed the court to separate them with immediate effect.
Onifade man told the court that the cleric had been sleeping with his wife day and night and that when he confronted him, the said pastor threatened to kill him if he refused to leave the wife for him.
The sad Onifade, in his testimony before the court, said:
“God first of all exposed their secret relationship to me in a dream where I saw the pastor struggling with me over a particular thing.
When I woke up, I asked my wife but she denied having any affair with the pastor. But immediately I went to my pastor, he confessed that truly he is having an affair with my wife and that he cannot leave her because she is good in bed and that he has impregnated her and ready to marry her.
He appealed to me to leave her for him, for he cannot do without her and for the safety of my life and that of my two children, I should steer clear voluntarily.”
Simbiatu on her part, agreed to the separation, telling the court that she is in love with the pastor and prefers him to her husband.
“I will be happy if the marriage is dissolved because I prefer pastor to my husband.”
After listening to all the arguments, the President of the court,Chief Bunmi Adegoke, ordered the dissolution of the marriage for the safety of the husband.