Wednesday, 3 August 2016

My wife is a witch, man tells court

An Agege Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday reconciled a couple, Mr Akinyemi Ilesanmi and his wife, Comfort, whose 10-year-old marriage was on the brink of collapse.
Akinyemi, who claimed to be a prophet, had instituted a divorce suit on June 20, on the ground that his wife was a ‘witch’.
He also said there was no love between them and an alleged threat to his life.
However, the intervention of the Court’s President, Mr Philip Williams, and the couple’s families helped to resolve the couple’s differences and reconcile them.
Williams, subsequently, urged the couple give peace a chance in the marriage and be law abiding.
Earlier in his testimony during hearing, the petitioner, who resides at Akute Area of Ogun , told the court that there was no love in the marriage.
“I have not been at peace since l got married to my wife, she is so quarrelsome.
“I am a prophet of God, but since l married her, she has been disturbing my ministry work.
“Whenever l am fasting, she forces me to break it due to her bad attitude. ‘My wife is a devil,’ even those in my neighbourhood call her a witch,” he alleged.
According to him, the marriage which was contracted in 2006 has not produced any child.
“We got married under two weeks of meeting ourselves following a fake prophet my wife introduced to me while we were courting.
“He prophesied then to me that she was my wife.
“Due to her troublesome ways, l have now developed high blood pressure.
“My lord, I want an end to this marriage because I cannot cope with my wife’s troubles anymore.
“Please, separate us, so that l can have a rest of mind,’’ the petitioner said.
In her response, Comfort who is the respondent, pleaded for reconciliation.
She, however, denied all the allegations levelled against her by her husband.
“I am still interested in the marriage.
“I want this court to save my marriage because I do not want to marry another husband.
“I still love him,’’ she told the court.
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