An Ekiti Grade ‘A’ Customary Court was shell shocked yesterday, as a prophetess, Mrs Rita Ajagunigbala admitted at a crowded court that she had sex with a herbalist.
Her confession, however led to the dissolution of the 22-year-old marriage between her and the husband, Pastor Joshua Ajagunigbala.
In her defence, the cleric gleefully admitted having sexual relationship with the Ikere Ekiti popular herbalist, Chief Ifadayomi, otherwise known as Ejiogbe.
The embattled cleric who was caught on January 3, 2023, with the late herbalist, sensationally told the court, “Yes, my lord. I had sex with Ejiogbe because my husband abdicated his responsibilities”.
“My lord, I am the one responsible for the feeding, shelter and school fees of the children.”
She claimed that she had incurred huge debts managing the family which Ejiogbe helped her to defray.
The Lady Pastor who spotted well tailored attire at the court spoke glowingly about her concubine as the audience listened in rapt attention what transpired between her and Ejiogbe, which ended in tragedy on January 3, 2023 at a popular hotel in Ikere, during which the herbalist slumped and died after a sex romp.
The petitioner, Pastor Ajagunigbala, had approached the court to seek for dissolution of his 22-year-old relationship with his wife, Rita, on the grounds of adultery, shortly after she got involved in the scandal.
The death of the late herbalist, had caused ripples among members of his family and the church where Pastor (Mrs) Ajagunigbala, was acting as a presiding Pastor, until the unfortunate incident.
Mrs Ajagunigbala was earlier detained at the Ekiti State Police Command, but was later released on bail after settlements between the late herbalist’s family and members of the church.
Scandalised by the whole scenario, her husband, Mr Joshua Ajagunigbala, who is also a Pastor in one of the white garment churches in Ikere-Ekiti, pushed for separation.
In his claims, Ajagunigbala pleaded with the court to dissolve the union on the grounds of adultery, pointing out that the allegation would be the third time he had taken his estranged wife to court over her adulterous lifestyle.