Mr. Ilesanmi Samuel finds himself in a marital quagmire – just this weekend, he pleaded that an Agege Customary Court sitting in Lagos State dissolves his marriage.
Mr. Samuel pleaded for the dissolution of the marriage on the grounds that he was deceived into marrying his wife, Ilesanmi Comfort, by a fake prophet; claiming he was no longer in love with his wife and that the marriage has been riddled with all sorts of disagreement and problems.
While speaking before the court’s president, Mr. Williams Philips, the complainant said, “I was forced to marry Comfort by a fake prophet at a church where I once served as an assistant pastor.
“Comfort and I met for just two weeks before our wedding. It was when we started living as husband and wife that Comfort showed her true color.”
“Whenever I tried to tell her that her behavior was wrong, she would grab my shirt and start shouting.”
“Before her sudden change and cruel attitude, I prayed and God revealed to me that Comfort wasn’t my wife. I chose wrongly. I can’t find peace in my house.”
“I don’t love her anymore. I don’t want this to tarnish my ministry and my reputation as a pastor. That’s why I decided to file a divorce. I think the divorce would bring peace to my ministry,” he said.
On her defense, Mrs. Comfort soundly denied the allegations, claiming that the marital issues being leveled against her were alien to her. She said she is the one responsible for raising her husband’s children which he bore from another marriage.
Comfort said: “After Samuel lost his wife and married me, I started taking care of his children. Samuel and I didn’t have any form of quarrel. I was shocked this morning when I saw divorce summon from Agege Customary Court.”
The case was later adjourned to February 11 for further hearing.