My husband sleeps with church members, pastor’s wife tells court

Lagos -------------- A 49 year old evangelist, Chinwe Ekwe has told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that her husband, Pastor Paul Ekwe was a womaniser, who slept around with his church members.


“My husband is a womaniser, he sleeps with church members,’’ Chinwe Ekwe, told the court on Monday.


Chinwe spoke while responding to a divorce suit filed by her husband, Pastor Ekwe, who had accused her of planning to kill him, pointing out that her husband was molesting women both single and married.


“I care for him both physical and spiritual but he still chose to be flirting around with different women.


“He even brought a married woman home as wife and chased me out of our matrimonial home. 


“What do I stand to gain if I killed the father of my seven children? He is lying against me just because he wanted to marry another woman which he had done.


“My husband is uncaring, I shouldered all his responsibilities but he spends money and buys foodstuffs for his concubines,’’ Chinwe told the court, stressing that her husband was defaming her character by telling people that she was planning to kill him.


The mother of seven daughters said that her husband falsely got the police to arrest her, alleging that she destroyed his church and stole his N5 million. 


She however, pleaded with the court not to grant her husband’s wish for the dissolution of their marriage, pointing out that she still loved him in spite of his adulterous acts.


Ekwe had approached the court to terminate the 28-year-old marriage, accusing his wife of planning to kill him.


“My wife is planning to kill me so that she can remarry,” he said, even as he described his wife as stubborn and quarrelsome.


“Our marriage is full of fights and quarrels. Chinwe makes my home uncomfortable for me and my life unbearable.


“She refused to obey my orders but does things in her own way,” he added.


He further accused Chinwe of turning all their children against him, alleging that she gave one out in marriage without his knowledge.


He pleaded with the court to terminate their marriage pointing out that the love he once had for his wife had vanished.


The Court President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, later, adjourned the case until January 19, 2021, for judgment.