Pastor Monday John and his wife, evangelist Yemisi have taken their marital affairs to court as the husband seeks divorce after 27 years of marriage.
Pastor’s wife said their marital problem started when her husband brought home the children of his late brother.
According to Punch the pastor and his wife had presented their case before a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State ad were granted divorce on Thursday, June 4, 2019.
Explaining why he wants to divorce his wife, Monday told the court that his wife was instigating the collapse of his calling as a clergy, Punch reports.
“My lord, time and again, Yemisi has not given me any breathing space to settle down into doing God’s work because she keeps instigating troubles.
“She has openly turned our five children against me. “In fact, Yemisi and the children connived to have me arrested by the Police. She is an example of wickedness and problem,” he said.
Objecting to Monday’s divorce request, Yemisi said their marital problem started when her husband brought home the children of his late brother and started treating them better than his own children.
She however didn’t deny the allegations Monday raised against her.
Yemisi said; My lord, the whole problem began when Monday brought home the children of his late brother and started treating them better than his own children.
“Besides, he completely abandoned me and transferred some of my matrimonial duties to his late brother’s children.
“I even caught one of his nieces massaging his back for him. “Monday eventually starved me of sex and also stopped eating the food I prepared.”
Due to their irreconcilable differences, Customary Court on Thursday, June 4, 2019, dissolved their 27-year marriage.
Mr. Ademola Odunade, the president of the court held that the court has a duty to dissolve any marriage that could bring about the death of anyone.