A pastor with the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Mr. Segun Adeyinka,
has prayed an Alimosho Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his
22-year-old marriage to his wife, Mrs. Folake Adeyinka, because she was
fond of disgracing him in front of his church members.
Adeyinka told the
court that Folake, who has four children for him, always embarrasses
him in public over money. According to him, Folake doesn’t believe him
whenever he tells her that he doesn’t have money.
He said he wished the marriage to be dissolved because he no longer
loved his wife. He added: “My wife usually disgraces me in public and in
my church. She has made many church members to leave the church. She
doesn’t want to see people around me. She is making people to run away
from me. If my church members give me something, she believes she must
have a share of it. We always fight. My wife also doesn’t want to hear
that I don’t have money.
Anytime I tell her that I don’t have money, she would start fighting
me. I don’t earn salary. It is what my church members give to me that we
share at home. Still, she is not satisfied.” Adeyinka urged the court
to give him custody of their four children.
Responding, Folake said she still loved her husband and did not want
the marriage to be dissolved. According to her, she doesn’t have another
husband, except Adeyinka. She added: “I’ll not disgrace him anymore in
the public or in church. My husband and I have separated for two years
now. He moved his things gradually out of our home until nothing