An Ibadan-based pastor, Gideon Johnson, has narrated the shocking story of how his driver ran mad after eating a meal prepared by his wife.
The pastor narrated the shocking incident to a a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Agodi-Ibadan, while asking for a divorce from his wife of 17 years. He said his wife intended to make him mad but instead his driver suffered the fate after he ate the meal. Accusing his wife and mother of his four children of being fetish, Johnson claimed his wife has bad character and that she is a threat to his life and other members of his family.
He said: “The innocent driver ran mad few hours after he had eaten the food and was chained before we could take him to his family for solution. She intended to run me mad, she is fetish, diabolical and a threat to my life; in fact, she killed my senior brother and my father through her fetish ways.
“She almost succeeded in ruining my ministry when she ganged up with my enemies to spoil me before the big personalities that usually come to my church for prayers. I have not slept with her in the last 11 years because of her bad character. I will kill her if the court should decline my request to separate us."
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In her defense, the wife said: “He neither cared for me nor for the four children of the marriage but always abusing me whenever he is preaching on the pulpit in the church. He accused me of being a witch and possessed spiritual power and I had challenged him to do deliverance for me since he is a pastor.
“I did not kill his father and brother- in-law. My husband abandoned me 11 years ago when he married another woman who had bore three kids for him,” she said, pleading with the court not to dissolve the marriage for the sake of the children.
In his ruling, the court president, Chief Mukaila Balogun, dissolved the marriage and ordered two children to be with the plaintiff while the custody of the remaining two children should be with their mother.
He ordered the plaintiff to be paying N8, 000 monthly as maintenance allowance for the two children that are in the custody of their mother, also directing that the plaintiff pay N12, 000 as house rent and N5, 000 as transport fees for the defendant to pack her load from the plaintiff’s house.