Pastor Divorces Wife As Herbalist Dies On Top Of Her


Pastor Joshua Ajagunigbala’s 22-year marriage to his alleged wife, Rita Ajagunigbala, has ended in Ekiti State after a herbalist died on top of her during a sex session in a hotel.

Pastor Joshua petitioned the Ekiti State Customary Court for the dissolution of his marriage to Rita on the basis of adultery.

During the hearing, the petitioner asked the Court to break the union on the grounds of adultery and to provide him custody of his children.

He testified before the Court that he had not paid the respondent’s dowry despite the fact that they had been married for more than 22 years and had children.

He further informed the Court that this was the third time he had brought her to Court on the grounds of adultery, alleging that the respondent began an illegal affair with a herbalist named Ifidayomi a.k.a Ejiogbe in 2017, who is now late.

He claimed that the Herbalist died on top of the respondent while having sexual relations in a hotel in Ikere, Ekiti, on January 2, 2023, causing a ruckus and prompting thugs to damage his house and church in Ikere.

He lamented that her actions had resulted in his suspension by Church authorities, and that as a result, he is no longer interested in the union. He begged the Court to end the marriage and give him custody of his children.

In answer, Mrs. Ajagunigbala admitted to having a sexual relationship with the late herbalist. She indicated that her relationship with the Herbalist was a result of the petitioner’s lack of concern. She said that she was the one in charge of the children’s food and school tuition. She said that she had accumulated a lot of debt, which the late Ejiogbe helped her pay off.

During the hearing, the Court stated that their marriage was invalid because no dowry was paid, and hence there was no marriage to dissolve.

Mr. Joseph Oyedele, the Court’s President, declared judgment on the petition, holding that there was no legal customary marriage between the two of them, adding that they are free to go their separate ways.

He said, “Having gone through all the oral evidence presented before this Court, it was discovered that there was no legal customary marriage between parties herein and there is no marriage available between parties to dissolve”.

“The Court hereby order that the parties are now free to go on their own without disturbing the peace of each other.”

The Court ordered the petitioner, Mr. Ajagunigbala, to assume entire responsibility for the welfare and education of the union’s final two children, who are still minors.

“On the issue of the custody of the children, the Court can only order on the last two children of the marriage because they are yet to reach the age of majority. The first two children are free to decide under whose care they can live between the two parties because they are no longer minors.”

“However, the Court order that the last two children of the association (Olarewaju and Victoria Ajagunigbala) are to be with the petitioner and the petitioner is to be responsible for their welfare and education[/b].


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