Fed up with her husband’s extramarital activities, a woman married to a pastor in Ondo gets divorce through the customary court.
A Customary Court in Ondo State has been petitioned by Mrs. Doris Oseni, a 42-year-old housewife to dissolve her marriage of 12 years. She is asking for a divorce because she caught her husband, Prophet Femi Oseni a pastor, having sex with another woman on the floor of his church office.
She said her husband’s behaviour changed towards her after years of marriage without a child. She accused him of sleeping around with other women, most of whom happen to be members of his congregation. According to Mrs. Doris Oseni, even after reporting his behaviour to his mother, he still didn’t not stop sleeping with other women. She also alleged that he had a child with another woman outside wedlock. As a result of all these, she said she was tired of the marriage and wanted a divorce.
The estranged husband pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage, that he still loved his wife and would do anything for her.
President of the court, Joshua Adunbi agreed to the dissolution on the grounds that the wife was evidently tired of the marriage. He ordered the husband to refund the sum of two thousand, five hundred naira (N2,500) being bride price to the wife’s relatives, thereby finalizing the divorce.