A pastor has asked customary court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan to dissolve his 17-year-old marriage to his wife, Felicia on the grounds that she was ruining his calling.

Earlier before his approached the court, members of his church had beaten up the clergyman, Adebayo Bamidele, after his wife accused him of using black magic rather than the power of God.

He told the court on Tuesday that his estranged wife indulged in acts that were ruining his spiritual calling.

“She makes damaging allegations against me before members of the congregation. She has rendered me jobless. My members have all left my church,” he said.

The wife, Felicia however consented to the dissolution of their marriage, saying she provided N340,000 for the church to take off and accused Bamidele of having an affair with the widow, saying, “they already live together, he must return my part of the investment”

She said further- “We have members from different places. I later noticed that he was manipulating me spiritually and physically. Sometimes, he gives me charms to put under my pillow at night, I saw that my life was no longer the same.”

The President of the court, Ademola Odunade, dissolved the union since both parties were not ready to give peace a chance.

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