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


A 49-year-old evangelist Chinwe Ekwe on Monday told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that her husband was a “womaniser” who “sleeps with church members”.

She made the allegations while responding to a divorce suit filed by her husband Pastor Paul Ekwe who had accused her of planning to kill him.

Ekwe said 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,’’ she said.

She also said 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 got the police to arrest her, alleging that she destroyed his church and stole N5 million from him.

She begged the court not to grant her husband’s wish for the dissolution of their 28-year-old marriage, pointing out that she still loved him in spite of his alleged shortcomings.

The petitioner, however, 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 said.

Court President Adeniyi Koledoye adjourned the case until January 19 for judgement.