A 58 year old prophet identified as Elijah Johnson, has explained to an Alagbado Grade A Customary Court, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, how he allegedly caught his 47-year old Prophetess wife committing adultery with some of his male church members on different occasions.
The divorce seeking prophet and founder of Holy Timothy Church, Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, said his wife, Taiwo Johnson, is very hostile and always insulting the church members.
The couple lived together for 28 years and have seven children.
The petitioner said that they started living together in 1987 and he did not pay any dowry on her.
He said that when he married a second wife, Taiwo was always fighting her.
He complained that his wife does not care about him and even finds it difficult to cook for him, especially whenever he just returns from his missionary travels.
He stated further that he does not love her anymore and wants the court to grant him a divorce.
The respondent said that all his claims of hostility are false and it is not in her character to fight people.
Taiwo said that she loves her husband and that he means everything to her.
She stated that for the 28 years that they have been together, no other man has seen her “nakedness”.
She said does not want the court to dissolve her marriage and wants them to plead with her husband to consider the number of years that they have been together.
She wants her husband to consider their children and not dissolve the marriage.
The court President, Mr. M.O. Jolaoso, after listening to both parties, adjourned the suit till 19 August, 2013 and urged them to maintain absolute peace.