A journalist from Benue, Akume Raphael, told how he ended up marrying his wife after the church annulled his marriage to another woman when they found out that she already had a child for him and was pregnant with the second.
Akume revealed this on Monday, September 19, 2022, when he celebrated his wife Memnen on her birthday. The couple have been married for 10 years and have four children.
According to the journalist, he got Memnen pregnant while he was having a serious relationship with another woman.
As he prepared for his wedding to his wife, Memnen visited her, they had sex, and she became pregnant again.
A week before her wedding, the church board found out about Memnen when she showed up with their son and baby. Read his full article below:
GO MAKE IT TOAST LET US DRINK FREE BEER. Over the years I have come to realize that God is never wrong in anything he does, even if it has to be the death of someone very dear to us.
That’s my wife here, hmmmmm okay. In 2009 a friend of mine took me to where he was building his house and my wife was selling drinks and he said come on let’s go and drink. Arrived there, he showed me my wife and said “Akume Toast that lady, let’s drink free beer”. The intentions were of the friend why she gives us free drinks.
My wife later told me that within minutes of me coming to talk to her about a relationship, she told God it was her husband. How did she know? I do not know.
Before I could say anything, she was pregnant with my first son, ewoooooo. I ask her to be born without any intention of marrying her because I already had a very strong relationship that was heading towards marriage.
She gave birth and i continued my relationship and marriage was also on top then she visited my house one day and i start again this is how my second daughter came in oo i only did one times and small
That little thing I did, she took it for my second daughter, and my marriage was never going to last. I did the traditional wedding and my wedding was going to be at the Living Faith Wurukum the following Saturday. I had my traditional wedding on Saturday and the following Sunday my wife was in church with my first son and second baby in her womb.
The church board asked me if I knew her, I said yes, they asked if I knew the little boy, I said Yes, my son. they said she was pregnant again and you were responsible. I said yes, I slept with her, so if she’s pregnant, she’s my child. The pastor then said that Living Faith Church would not marry me again.
The church refused to marry me the following Saturday and my wife to whom I paid the dowry also left me. Today we have four children three boys and a girl, the same girl who stopped my marriage hmmmmm.
She has been a very supportive woman through the coach and the tin, she has been there for me and my children.
I’m not where I should be but I’m not where I should have looked back if I hadn’t married her. She allows me to be me, she supports my dreams. She has confidence in my decisions and God helping me I did not bring her shame or children.
How many wives will allow their husbands to be insulted on Facebook by Tyonor Smith as she allows me to be? How many wives will their husbands casually leave home and then come back after three days and be fine without giving them any reason for such actions? I can go on telling the world so many unique things about my wife.
She works hard, she can cook and she knows how to look for money. I don’t know anything about business, but she can even sell goat shit if it makes money.
On this day, I feel bad for not celebrating her in a way that I thought I would, but I wish to celebrate her by telling this testimony about her maybe, maybe it will inspire someone out there- down. She’s the only woman who doesn’t show her love to me openly, but doesn’t play with anything that has to do with me. I know the friends I have here will celebrate it as usual.