Husband Seeks Divorce over Differences in Faith with Wife





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A 63-year-old Man, Joseph Okeleke, on Monday urged an Ikorodu Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his 24 years marriage to his wife, Uju, over her alleged change of church.

Okeleke, who lives at 25, Oduyebo Street, Odogunyan Area, said that his wife refused to attend same church with him.

“She is troublesome and adulterous. Uju joined the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement while I was going to Celestial Church of Christ.

“How on earth can my wife attend another church under my roof? She has also turned my children against me.

“She has also said she would divorce me because her church doctrine does not allow her to be a second wife.

“In fact, she has turned our five children against me and she lacks control. Please separate us I am no more interested,’’ he said.

Uju, 48, a trader, told the court to grant the petition of her husband because she was also fed up with the marriage.

“I want to divorce my husband so that I can make heaven.

“My husband’s first wife is the original owner of our husband and my new church made me believe that being a second wife to another person’ husband is a sin.

“I have never been adulterous in my life. He is just saying that to back up his claims. I am also no longer interested in the marriage, please separate us,’’ Uju said.

The President of the court, Mr T.K Dabor, ordered the couple to come with the children at the next adjourned date. Dabor adjourned the case till May 23, for further hearing.

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