Wife of Imam Files for Divorce Over Husband’s Adultery

One Mrs. Rebecca Adeniyi has dragged her husband to court for charges of adultery and unfaithfulness.

The 44 year old seamstress and mother of 4 told Igando Cutomary Court, in Lagos on Wednesday, “I caught my cleric husband red-handed making love with a married woman”.

She said her husband built a mosque where he sleeps with both single ladies and wives of their members.

She added, “I caught him having sexual intercourse with one of our members’ wives. I grabbed the woman and tore her clothes. I raised the alarm; he started begging me not to expose the woman because her husband may divorce her. Members stopped coming to our mosque because of his atrocities and he is now accusing me of chasing members away. My husband’s behaviour toward me changed after the incident. He no longer gave me money nor cared for me.”

She also said her husband uses charms alot.

“I was under the influence of charm throughout my marriage with Yusuf but the wool was later lifted off my eyes five years ago.

“I decided to remain in the marriage because of my children, but I am tired and I want a divorce” Rebecca said.

Her husband, Yusuf Adeniyi accepted the crimes but blamed his actions on the devil. He also denied his wife’s accusations that he was fetish, and rather said it was his wife that is fetish. Adding that, his wife now lives with the husband of one one of the ladies he has slept with.

47 year old Yusuf said, “Yes, I made love with my member but it was the devil that pushed me.

“I begged my wife to forgive me and that it would never repeat itself but she refused and raised the alarm.”

The respondent denied being fetish but accused her of being diabolical.

“It is my wife that is fetish. She frequently visited herbalists and came home with different substances. My wife is now living with the husband of the woman I had sexual intercourse with

He also pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage, that he still loves his wife.

The Court President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, after hearing the statements by both parties, adjourned the case until March 20 for judgment.

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