A pastor in charge of a Celestial Church in Lagos on Friday accompanied a mother of two to court to witness the dissolution of her marriage to her husband.
The pastor, David Adebayo, told the Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, that he was responsible for the pregnancy the woman, Omolara Ojeyemi was carrying. He pleaded for forgiveness for impregnating her.
Adebayo who resides in Alakuko area of Alagbado, Lagos State confessed that he had been sleeping with Omolara for the past 12 years. Omolara resided in Ibadan with her husband, Abiodun Ojeyemi.
Pastor Adebayo told the court: “My lord, anytime Omolara left her husband in Ibadan, she used to come to meet me in Lagos where we usually have fun. Sometimes, she comes after her closing hour in her office and returned to Ibadan the following morning.
“Omolara only told me that she and her husband were no more in good terms even though she already had two children for him. I swear to the holy bible, I didn’t intend to destroy her relationship with her husband, she is just my girlfriend.
“The pregnancy in her belongs to me. I was the one who deflowered her during my NYSC days. I followed her into the court to ensure that her union with Abiodun is dissolved today not that I am daring the court’s power.”
He however, apologized to the court for causing so much disharmony to Abiodun, Omolara’s husband and for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a housewife.
The president of the court, High Chief Ademola Odunade dissolved the seven year-old marriage between Omolara and Abiodun Ojeyemi but ruled that Abiodun should take custody of the two children.
In his remarks before the ruling, Odunade lamented that moral values in our society had eroded wondering how a concubine could be so bold to accompany his mistress to a law court despite knowing that the act is an illegality.
“It is so tragic that a man can deliberately impregnate a housewife with children. It has never happened in the history of this court that a concubine will accompany his mistress to the court with the intention of daring us, saying nothing will happen.
“In the interest of peaceful living, the union between Omolara and Abiodun has ceased to be henceforth. Abiodun shall take custody of the two children produced by the union,” the Arbitrator stated.
Narrating his ordeal to the court, Abiodun, a staff of Nigeria Brewery said that Omolara, had been preoccupied with sexual immorality in the name of going to night vigils
He said: “However, since around June this year, Omolara started starving me of usual sexual intercourse between husband and wife. Before I eventually knew the truth, Omolara had told me that her concubine was her uncle and I was relating with him well as an in-law.
“One day, I got home and discovered that she had packed all the property away including mine. In fact, I have never failed to perform my responsibility as a husband to her and as a father to our children.
“It will be wrong for Omolara to hide under any stupid disguise to be neck deep in adultery. Omolara’s concubine is a Priest at a Celestial Church, Emmanuel Parish Elewiodo-Ojo Ibadan”
Omolara had earlier informed the court that she was no longer interested in continuing in the marriage with Abiodun because he was threatening her life.
He said Abiodun was responsible for her pregnancy because she took in shortly before she moved out of her matrimonial home.