Man Accuses Wife Of 31 Years Of Dating His Pastor, Brother

A trader, Mrs Funmilayo Okeeyi, has explained to an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, why she followed her husband’s brother to a hotel, which is now threatening her 31-year-old marriage to Mr. Kolawole Okeeyi. Funmilayo claimed her husband’s family beat her comatose when she was pregnant with her fifth baby.

According to her, “my husband caught his brother and I in a hotel, but we are not dating. His brother just followed me to book a room when I went for a burial in Oyo State.”

Accusing her husband’s family of battery, she said: “When I was pregnant with our fifth baby, my husband’s family stormed our house and accused me of having extra-marital affairs; they beat me to coma. In fact, I did not know how I got to the hospital.”

Pleading with the court not to grant her husband’s request, insisting that she was still in love with him, Funmilayo said the love text messages from their pastor her husband found on her phone were forged.

My story—Husband 

Kolawole, 51, a businessman, had asked the court to terminate the 31-year-old marriage, accusing his wife of having extra-marital affairs with their pastor.

He said: “I got to know when I did not have airtime on my phone and wanted to use her phone to call our pastor, to report her for starving my mother. I picked her phone and I saw on the screen ‘Sent Message’.

“I mistakenly clicked on it and when the message opened, I saw several love messages my wife sent and received from our pastor. I showed her the messages when she came in, but she begged me.

“I seized the phone and later confronted our pastor with those text messages. But he told me to do my worst.

“I also caught her with my brother in a hotel in Oyo State. I wanted to ignore them, but I later confronted them so that they would not deny later.”

The petitioner alleged that his wife was after his life and that he had been attacked on two occasions. The Court President, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, adjour-ned the case till November 29 for further hearing.

Jefferson Obuseri

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