Lawrence Adepoju, a 55 year old pastor has petitioned an Igando Customary Court to dissolve his 33-year-old marriage over threat to life by his wife, Rachael.
According to the petitioner, his wife, a mother of three, hits him with dangerous weapons like cutlass and broken bottles.
He added that his wife also chase away female church members, accusing them of befriending him.
His words: “My wife is after me, she always hit me with dangerous weapons whenever she is fighting me.
“On two occasions, she hit my head with a cutlass, she also broke bottle on my head, all the scars on my head are as a result of her assaults on me,”
“Rachael fights my female members physically, I can no longer talk or counsel them.’’
“On several occasion, she had tore my clothes into pieces in public just because I speak or chat with my female members.’’
“Most of my members have stopped coming to church because of my wife’s behaviour.”
Adepoju also accused his wife of stripping herself to curse him.
The cleric lamented that those curses are now affecting him.
He begged the court to dissolve the marriage because he was tired of being brutalized and embarrassed by his wife.
President of the Court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, ordered the bailiff to serve the respondent the court’s summons for her to appear on the next adjournment date. The case was adjourned until October 24.