My wife slept with her pastor, ex-Nigerian lawmaker says

Leonard Dilcon, a former member of the House of Representatives, has accused his divorce-seeking wife, Joy, of sleeping with her pastor, and blamed him for the crisis in his marriage.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Mr. Dilcon made the accusation while defending himself in a divorce suit filed by his wife at a High Court in Jos.

Joy had asked for a dissolution of the 20-year-old marriage in a case she filed on September 14, 2014, and also requested the court to grant her custody of their three children.

The defendant, in his submission, accused the wife of neglecting the marriage and further accused her of having extra marital affairs with Pastor Danjuma Fwenji of God’s Grace Divine Mission, Jos.

He accused his wife and the said pastor of committing sexual immorality at her parents’ home and the church.

“Each time I try to resolve our differences with my wife, the Pastor will appear and confuse everything,” Mr. Dilcon, who represented Pankshin/Kanam/Kanke Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, alleged.

But Mr. Fwenji, who appeared before the court on Friday, denied ever having sex with the petitioner.

He told the court that he only met the petitioner in 2006, when she was brought to his ministry for prayers and counselling.

The pastor said that he and other elders of the church prayed for the woman after listening to her.

Under cross examination by the defendant’s counsel, Francis Okafor, Mr. Fwenji said that he could not recall seeing the petitioner again, owing to the large number of people that worship in the church.

The Pastor said he did not know the woman’s residence and had never had any private affair with her.

He also denied the allegations that he was responsible for the crisis in the petitioner’s marriage and rejected the allegation that he was instrumental to her desire for divorce.

Mr. Fwenji also told the court that the church had asked Joy to stop attending its programmes due to the crises in her marriage, to which she complied.

“Ever since she stopped attending the church’s programmes, I have not seen her again,” he said.

Mr. Okafor then pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter to enable both parties to file and adopt their written addresses.

Justice David Mann, who granted the request, adjourned the matter to February 20.



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  • danladi

    “He could not remember seeing the petitioner again” ………”she was asked to stop attending the church programs due to the crises in her marriage which she complied. ……. ever since i have not seen her again……

    What should we believe?

    • Riltin

      That pastor is liar.

      • CeeCee1818

        How do you know?

    • AK

      I thought I’m the only one reading the contradiction from the pastor

    • @kmba

      The pastor has question to answer

      • CeeCee1818

        The pastor was just providing comfort to the neglected wife.

  • Shahokaya

    The pastor is very dishonorable. How can he play in the field reserve for honorables?

  • Julius

    I can bet you, he is the one having affairs and probably having children outside his marriage. Its usually what these so called big men do.

  • Al

    Lock him up with bokoram in the same cell, he will confess even the one they didn’t ask him

    • CeeCee1818

      Lock who up, the husband or the pastor? The pastor will say he was only providing counseling (wink wink).

  • joejack

    I was born in Jos, and lived there all my life. Adultery is a normal part of life for Plateau people. But I must give them credit for being very kind and accommodating.

    • The Optimist

      “Adultery is a normal part of life for Plateau people”. Really? Plateau people, no refutation?

    • jandu

      I totally disagree with you. It’s where you come from that even has a name for adultery and even a method of detecting it. So you must have taken your own style and assumed that it’s a “part of life of Plateau people” If you were born and lived all your life there , it means your parents have naturally become “plateau people” did u see anything?? Talk