….SEEKS DIVORCE TO END MARRIAGE
Wife of the pastor of Heavengate Bible Mission in Bachure, Yola North Local Government Area, Adamawa state, Mrs Jummai Mala, alleged that her husband, Pastor Yakubu Kefas Ayuba, has been sleeping with women right in his church.
Mrs Jummai said that her husband has a bed in the office of church which he uses to commit adultery, alleging that she personally caught her husband in the act right in the office.
She informed Upper Area Court III in Yola that her husband has behaved in such a way that she cannot reasonably expected to live with him and be called his wife, and asked the court to dissolve their marriage.
She told the court that her husband is of the habit of chasing women in his church to the extent that some of the women confronted her on several occasions, threatening to beat her.
The petitioner narrated that the respondent has formed the habit of beating her whenever she refuses to give him money to the extend of breaking her hand.
She told the court that she lawfully married to the respondent under customary law and the marriage is blessed with 4 children, saying that after the marriage, she lived together with him in their family house.
According to her, due to family challenges and frustration, she later decided to build her own house and moved in together with the respondent.
She added that her husband on his own packed out of the house and left her alone with the responsibility of catering for the children, saying that he usually visits the house whenever he lacks money or hungry.
The petitioner further told the court that he collects money from her with a promise to pay back, a promise that he could fulfill, lamenting that he does not supply the needs of his children such as school fees, clothes, shelter or medication.
But the husband vehemently denied all the allegations levelled against him by his wife, saying that what she told the court is far from the truth.
The pastor who is currently standing trial on the said allegations has through his counsel, F. R. Baiyo, called 3 witness who testified in court and duly cross examined by counsel to the petitioner, J. J. Shalli.
The court presided by Honourable Umar Isa, adjourned the matter to 10th March, 2021 for continuation of defence.