Ibadan - Pastor Gideon Johnson of No 4,
Boripe St., Basorun-Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday accused his wife of
poisoning his driver who then allegedly ran mad after eating a meal she
prepared for him to eat.
Gideon said this at a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Agodi-Ibadan, where he
had gone to seek the dissolution of his 17-year-old marriage to with his wife
He accused his wife who had four children for him of bad character and threats
to his life and other members of his family.
Gideon in his testimony told the court that he gave the food
his wife prepared for him to his driver to eat.
“The innocent driver ran mad few hours after he had eaten
the food and was chained before we could take him to his family for solution.
“She intended to run me mad, she is fetish, diabolical and a
threat to my life; in fact she killed my senior brother and my father through
her fetish ways.
“She almost succeeded in ruining my ministry when she ganged
up with my enemies to spoil me before the big personalities that usually come
to my church for prayers,’’ he said.
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The pastor also told the court that he had not slept with
his wife in the last 11 years because of her bad characters.
Gideon said that he would kill his wife if the court should
decline his request to separate them.
However, Olwatoyin Johnson in her defence, objected to
the allegations levelled against her and denied ever killing his father and
The mother of four told the court that her husband abandoned
her 11 years ago when he married another woman who had bore three kids for him.
“He neither cared for me nor for the four children of the
marriage but was always abusing me whenever he was preaching on the pulpit in
“He accused me of being a witch and possessed spiritual
power and I had challenged him to do deliverance for me since he is a pastor,’’
She, however, pleaded with the court not to dissolve the
marriage for the sake of the children.
The court’s president, Chief Mukaila Balogun, dissolved the
marriage and ordered two children to be with the plaintiff while the custody of
the remaining two children should be with their mother.
Balogun also ordered the plaintiff to be paying N8, 000
monthly as maintenance allowance for the two children that are in the custody
of their mother.
He also directed the plaintiff to pay N12, 000 as house rent
and N5, 000 as transport fees for the defendant to pack her load from the
The president warned the parties to maintain peace and stay
clear of anything that could bring disharmony.