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My wife swears for me unclad, I want a divorce – Pastor begs Court

A Pastor identified as , Bernard Towoju,
has urged an Igando Customary Court,
Lagos to dissolve his marriage to his wife,
Abosede, for allegedly using her private
part to invoke curses on him.
Towoju, 53, said in his divorce petition on
Monday that “I cannot continue to make
love with a woman who always goes unclad
and swears for me with her private part”.
According to him, Abosede is stubborn,
wayward and troublesome.
“She once came to my office to fight me
and tore my clothes in the presence of my
colleagues. We fight on daily basis and
hurt each other a lot.
“We always land in the police station after
our fight, in fact, we are regular customers
at the station,’’ he said.
The petitioner accused his wife of
threatening his life, adding that his wife
always hit him with dangerous weapons
whenever they quarrelled.
“I had to run away from the house I built
10 years ago to rent an apartment for
“She chased me with cutlass, bottles and
sticks; our neighbours can testify to that.
“I am afraid, I cannot sleep under the same
roof with her with my two eyes closed,” he
He begged the court to dissolve the
marriage that the love he once had for her
had faded and he could no longer tolerate
her ill-nature and troubles.
The respondent, Abosede, a fashion
designer, accused her husband of calling
her a witch.
“He said everywhere he went for a solution
to his problems, they always tell him that I
am behind his predicament.
“My hands are clean; I know nothing about
his woes.
“Towoju abandoned me and the children 10
years ago, I have been taking care of the
children,” the 46-year-old woman added.
The mother of four urged the court not to
grant her husband’s request for the
dissolution of the marriage, saying “I still
love him”.
In his judgment, the court President, Mr
Akin Akinniyi, said the petitioner was
adamant despite all mediation from the
court and family.
“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce
after several interventions, the court has no
choice than to dissolve the union in spite
of the fact that the wife still claims she
loves her husband.
“The court pronounced the marriage
between Pastor Bernard Towoju and Mrs
Abosede Towoju dissolved today, both
parties henceforth ceased to be husband
and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways
without any hindrances and molestation,”
Akinniyi ruled.

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