Marriage between a prophetess and her pastor husband has been dissolved at an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan.
The 15-year-old marriage between Nike Adenekan, (the prophetess) and Adekunle Adenekan, was quashed over an attempt to rape a church member by the husband.
The prophetess dragged her husband to court seeking divorce on the grounds of telling lies, immoral acts and threat to life.
The court’s president, Mr. Mukaila Balogun, in her ruling, dissolved the marriage and gave custody of the only child of the union to the woman.
The judge also restrained the petitioner’s husband from further attending the church while ordered him to pay N3,500 as monthly allowance for the maintenance of the child.
The Prophetess had earlier alleged that her husband tried to rape an 18-year-old church member who lives with her.
According to her, “My lord, there was a night my husband left me on the bed and climbed on the girl who was sleeping on the floor.
“When I caught him, my husband said he wanted to kill a mosquito on the girl’s body and pleaded with me to forgive him.
“The girl also told me that my husband, on two occasions, attempted to rape her at night when I went to church for special prayers.
“Also, a particular woman in my church told me that daddy (Adenekan) wanted her to be his concubine and threatened to stop coming to my church if daddy continues disturbing her.
“He is in the habit of lying; I never trusted him and cannot fold my hands watching him to destroy my church.”
She prayed with the court to grant her request for a divorce.
Her husband, Adenekan, (a pastor) pleaded with the court not to grant Nike’s request to dissolve the marriage, saying she had suffered with him and still wants her as his wife.