The adultery scandal that has rocked the family of Nigeria’s popular clergyman, Pastor Chris Oyakholome, has resulted in a divorce suit filed by his wife, Pastor Anita.
Pastor Oyakhilome, the founder and president of the Believers Love World, better known as Christ Embassy, and the management of his church had earlier discredited speculations that he was having serious marital challenges with his wife, who is the church’s vice president.
His church is one of the biggest in Nigeria with branches scattered across the country. He is considered one of the richest pastors in Nigeria and co-authors the church’s Rhapsody of Realities with Anita.
But TheCable, an online news medium based in Lagos, western Nigeria, is reporting that Anita has filed for divorce accusing her husband of ‘unreasonable behaviour and adultery’ as well as other reasons.
“The divorce case, with Suit No FD14D01650, was filed on April 9, 2014 at Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn, London, UK, on Anita’s behalf by Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors, a full-service law firm with expertise in commercial law and a strong consumer focus in family, wills and estate, personal injury law and medical negligence,” the medium said adding that
Their marriage produced two female children, Sharon and Charlyn.
As news of a possible divorce spread, the church had reportedly told its members not to support those spreading the ‘rumour’.
The church also believed that Anita was angry because she thinks she has been relegated by her husband, who has maintained the allegations against him are untrue.
It was learnt that embattled Chris Oyakhilome was served with the court papers during a recent visit to the UK.
When the crisis began, according TheCable, the church starved Anita, who oversees the London branch of the church and other branches in Europe of funds.
But she is reportedly not perturbed even though she had complained about of lack of funds. She reportedly recently announced she was sowing a ‘seed’ with of $1 million at a fund raising event.