Popular Nigerian Prophet Seeks Divorce from 10-Year-Old Marriage beacause His Wife is a devil and Disturbs His Ministry
A prophet, Akinyemi Ilesanmi on Thursday urged an Agege Customary Court to dissolve his 10-year-old marriage to his wife, Comfort for allegedly disturbing his ministry.
Akinyemi of Akute Area in Ogun also told the court that there was threat to his life, no more love, peace of mind and he was fed up with the marriage.
“l 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 am on long fasting, she makes me break it with her bad attitude, ‘my wife is a devil’ even those in my neighbourhood calls her a witch,” he alleged.
He said their marriage, contracted in 2006, had been fruitless.
“A fake prophet my wife introduced to me prophesied that she is my wife and we got married under two weeks of meeting ourselves.
“She is disturbing my work of God and due to her troublesome ways, l have developed high blood pressure.
“My Lord, I want an end to this marriage because I cannot cope with my wife’s troubles anymore,” said the petitioner.
The respondent, who denied all the allegations, objected to the prayer of her husband, saying she was still interested in the marriage.
The respondent burst into tears when the court asked her to respond to the allegations against her.
The President of the court, Mr Philip Williams, called the estrange couple into his chamber for an Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Williams adjourned the case till July 28 for the report of settlement or continuation of hearing.