Court Dissolves Prophetess’ Marriage Over Rape Attempts

A marriage of 15 years between a prophetess Nike Adenekan and her pastor husband, Adekunle, has been dissolved over the pastor’s alleged attempt to rape a church member.

The marriage was dissolved on Wednesday at an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo state.

Nike filed a divorce suit before the court, seeking dissolution of the marriage to Adenekan, on grounds of telling lies, immoral acts and threat to life.

The court’s President, Mukaila Balogun, dissolved the marriage and gave custody of the union’s only child to the petitioner.

Balogun restrained Adekunle from further attending the petitioner’s church.

He also ordered him to pay N3, 500 as monthly allowance for the maintenance of the child.

The case

The petitioner alleged that her husband tried to rape an 18-year-old church members who lives with her.

“My lord, there was a night my husband left me in the bed and climbed on the girl who was sleeping on the floor.

“When I caught him, my husband said he wanted to kill mosquito on the girl’s body and pleaded with me to forgive him.

“The girl also told me that my husband, on two occasions, attempted to rape her at night when I went to church for special prayers,” she said

She pleaded with the court to grant her request for a divorce, saying she had made up her mind to end the union and that no one could convince her to act otherwise.

Responding, Adenekan, who claimed to be a pastor, however, pleaded with the court not to grant Nike’s request, saying she had suffered with him and still wants her as his wife.

Adenekan, who was silent on the allegation of attempted rape, prayed the court to assist him intervene in the matter.

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