Clergyman and founder of Mount Zion Faith Ministries, Mike Bamiloye, has called on husbands to reconsider their attitudes toward their wives.
In a lengthy post shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday, Bamiloye sent a strong warning to men to desist from maltreating their wives.
According to him, every act done to their partners will be rewarded in equal measure by God in the future.
He wrote, “Men and Brethren, listen to me. When you are maltreating your wife, it is yourself you are doing! When you are insulting your wife, it is yourself you are doing!
“When you are hurting your wife, it is yourself you are hurting! When you are starving your wife to punish her, it is yourself you are starving!
“She cries all night long, you don’t even care. She hurts terribly on her heart, you don’t even look in her direction.
“You abandon her at home with three or four children and go your way on business trip and personal vacation, cruising around from coast to coast. You are only making a deposit to a Bank of Future. Calamity!
“And you will make your withdrawals with full interest. You can not miss your rewards. It is yourself you are doing!
Quoting the Bible in 1st Peter 3:7 in his post, the movie producer further warned that the prayers of men maltreating their wives will not be answered.
He said, “40 Goliath-killing prayer points will not help you when you fail to honor your wife and love her. So when time you find things becoming so difficult for you, or you suddenly find your self demoted in office, or your ways suddenly become rough and cloudy, and things become hard and unbearable for you, and you begin to run from pillars to posts, and begin to travel from prayer cities to prayer mountains, and a fake prophet tells you that there is a witch in your house that has turned your life upside down, don’t look far.
“It is the witch you created with your own hand. Your prayers are being hindered by your negative attitudes to your wife. She is not a witch. You are the wizard! I come in peace.”
The cleric’s remarks come days after the news of a man who starved his wife to death in Nguru, Yobe State went viral on the Internet.
The culprit, Ibrahim Yunusa, detained his middle-aged wife, Sadiya, in their home, feeding her Kunu (a local drink) for a year.
Sadiya, who was rescued from the house by her mother, later died at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, where she was receiving treatment.