Though a pastor, he doesn’t do anything for the family —Wife •She’s jealous of my ministry and what God is using me to do —Husband

Tired of her marriage, a woman has asked an Igando Customary Court to end her marriage to her husband due to lack of care for her and the children.

Mrs Morenike Awelewa told the court that her husband does not provide feeding money for her and their children.

“My husband is an assistant pastor in our church. He counsels other couples but does not care about the state of his own house.

“I stopped going to our church when people started making jest of me because of the tattered clothes I and my children wear to church. We live from hand to mouth and yet he does not care. He sits in the church all day waiting for people to bring him cooked food from their houses, afterwards he eats and forgets about his family,” she alleged.

Her husband, Emmanuel, however, denied the accusations but said his wife just wanted to bring him down.

“She is jealous of my ministry and what God is using me to do. She is always accusing me of having extra marital affairs. I have reassured her more than a dozen times that it is not true. She is just  being childish.

“God is also my witness that I make sure that I provide for my family. I combine pastoral work with my carpentry business and I make sure that they lack nothing.

“I give her N2,000  for the daily upkeep of the family. She mismanaged it and then she started complaining that I did not do enough for her and the two children,” he said.

President of the court, Adegboyega Omilola adjourned the matter till October 23 for possible settlement.