Monday, 31 August 2015
Abuja - Members of the United Methodist Church in the Oshodi LGA of Lagos chased their pastor from the premises on Sunday after it was found that he had impregnated his housemaid, PUNCH reports.
The pastor, Barkuma Andrew, is alleged to have impregnated his housemaid and congregant, Grace, before ordering her to abort the child.
Andrew is said to live with his wife, children, wife's cousin and Grace in a three-bedroom flat on the church premises.
Members of the congregation had allegedly sent a letter of concern to the Central Conference of the church in Taraba State requesting that an investigation be conducted into the matter.
The Central Conference, however, sent another pastor to lead the church without investigating Andrew's conduct, leading to the man still occupying church property.
It has been alleged that Andrew and a small group of unknown people has commenced a service within the church precinct when they were chased from the premises.
Officials from the Makinde Police Division were said to have intervened in the incident after it was reported at the station.
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Sunday, 30 August 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
• I still love her —Husband
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos has dissolved the 22-year-old union between Mr and Mrs Godfrey Obioma.
The court’s president, Mr Hakeem Oyekan said that all efforts to reconcile the parties failed, and the court had no choice than to end the marriage.
“Both parties are ceased to be husband and wife. They are free to go their separate ways without hindrance,’’ Oyekan ruled.
The petitioner, Mrs Joy Obioma, had sought the dissolution of her 22-year-old marriage over her husband’s nonchalant attitude.
“My husband has never been responsive. He smokes Indian hemp every morning in our children’s presence. I can’t remember the last time he gave me some money to cater for our needs.
“I have always been responsible for our children’s upkeep and necessary things in the house still he don’t give me peace of mind.” She said.
The 42-year-old trader described her husband as “violent” adding that he always threatened to kill her with a dangerous weapon.
“I usually thought he never meant all he said because of the things he sniffs and smoke but when he poured acid on me, I became scared and I have been having sleepless nights. There was also a day he almost stabbed with a bottle,” Mrs Obioma said.
She also said her husband once burnt the house they live in and ran away.
The mother of four said: “He was in Ghana for years and even when he returned, he still shirks his responsibilities. My husband never referred me as his wife but an “international prostitute” in everyone’s presence which is very embarrassing. He disturbs the neighborhood whenever he is around.”
She pleaded with the court to dissolve the union adding that there was no love anymore and she could not continue to live with him.
In his response, Mr. Obioma admitted smoking Indian hemp but denied never touching his wife violently.
“I still love her,” he said.
The marriage produced four children between the ages of 10 and 20.
• I am trying my best to satisfy my wife and I am also trusting God for a miracle. But my wife has been committing adultery, There was a day I saw a text message she sent to her lover. I showed her the text, but instead of her to apologise, she warned me not to touch her phone again –Husband
Observers at Igando customary court in Lagos were stunned when a woman, Mrs Ifeanyi Samuel, made a shocking revelation about her husband.
Mrs Samuel, 33, called on the court to dissolve her nine-year-old marriage over her husband’s poor sexual performance.
According to the businesswoman, her husband was always on the road for months, leaving her lonely at home.
The president of the court, Mr Hakeem Oyekan, after hearing the petitioner, said he was convinced that the couple could no longer live together as the wife had insisted on divorce after several interventions, hence came to the conclusion to dissolve the marriage.
Oyekan said: “The court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife.
“The couples can no longer stay together because the marriage has broken down totally.
“The parties are no longer husband and wife; they are free to go their separate ways.”
Ifeanyi told the court that her husband had demonstrated lack of capacity to satisfy her sexually in the last nine years.
“My husband cannot perform well, he is not doing his `job’ at all and it makes me sad.
“My husband does not satisfy me, he does not last a minute on bed,” she said.
She said that she forced her husband to go to the hospital to confirm what was wrong with him and it was discovered that he had low sperm count.
“My husband has low sperm count. I bought the drugs prescribed by the doctor for him, but he refused to use them.
“His refusal to take the drugs had resulted in fighting because I need a child. We have been married for nine years without any issue,’’ she said.
According to Ifeanyi, she could no longer cope as her love for him had faded.
However, the respondent, Moses Samuel, 40, a businessman, accepted that he had low sperm count and that he believed God for a miracle.
“I am trying my best to satisfy my wife and I am also trusting God for a miracle.”
He accused his estranged wife of having extra-marital affairs, saying that men always called her at odd hours.
“My wife has been committing adultery, there was a day I saw a text message she sent to her lover.
“I showed her the text, but instead of her to apologize, she warned me not to touch her phone again.
“My wife goes out without telling me and comes back at 11.00 p.m. and whenever I query her, she would tell me she owns her life,” Samuel said.
Friday, 28 August 2015
A nurse played Mendelssohn’s Wedding March on her mobile phone before the couple exchanged vows in front of around 25 people.