Pastor dissolved his marriage of 22years on the basis of wife’s infidelity. The 22-year marriage collapsed in Ekiti State after a herbalist died on top of the pastor’s wife during s3x romp in a hotel.
In a report, Pastor Joshua stated that his marriage was dissolved at the Ekiti State Customary Court after he filed a divorce suit seeking for the dissolution of the marriage with Rita on the grounds of adultery.The petitioner, Pastor Ajagunigbala, during the hearing prayed the Court to dissolve the union on the ground of adultery and the custody of his children be given to him. The pastor told the court that he hadn’t paid his wife’s bride price but have lived with her for 22years and had kids. He also told the court during their hearing that this wasn’t the first time his wife has cheated on him with a herbalist, whose name is Ifidayomi a.k.a Ejiogbe, who is now late.
He narrated that the Herbalist died on top of the respondent while having s3xual intercourse in a hotel at Ikere-Ekiti on 2nd January, 2023, which led to a commotion and made thugs to destroy his house and his church at Ikere. He lamented that her action led to his suspension by his Church authority and because of this, he is no longer interested in the union and pleaded with the Court to dissolve the union and give him custody of his children.
However, Mrs Ajagunigbala in response, admitted having illicit relationship with the herbalist but added that her illicit relationship was because of lack of care from her husband.she said that she has been the one taking care of the children’s feeding and school fee and that she has incurred a lot of debt which the Herbalist, late Ejiogbe helped her to settled.
The President of the Court, Mr. Joseph Oyedele, while declaring judgment on the matter, held that there was no legal customary marriage between the two of them, adding that they are free to go their separate ways.
He said, “Having gone through all the oral evidence presented before this Court, it was discovered that there was no legal customary marriage between parties herein and there is no marriage available between parties to dissolve”.
“The Court hereby order that the parties are now free to go on their own without disturbing the peace of each other.”
The Court ordered, the petitioner, Mr. Ajagunigbala, to take full responsibility of the welfare and education of the last two children the union produced because they are still minors.
“On the issue of the custody of the children, the Court can only order on the last two children of the marriage because they are yet to reach the age of majority. The first two children are free to decide under whose care they can live between the two parties because they are no longer minors.”
“However, the Court order that the last two children of the association (Olarewaju and Victoria Ajagunigbala) are to be with the petitioner and the petitioner is to be responsible for their welfare and education.”