Chris Oyakhilome’s Wife, Anita Files For Divorce On Adultery Grounds
has it that the dissolution of the marriage
between Christ Embassy Church founder, Pastor
Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Rev. Anita
Odegwa Oyakhilome, has entered the final phase.
His wife, Anita is seeking divorce on the grounds
of “unreasonable behavior” and “adultery”.
According to The Cable, she outlined several
allegations against the pastor which cannot
publish for legal 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,
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Oyakhilome is the president of Believers’ Love
World Inc, the registered name of the Christian
ministry, while his wife is the vice-president. The
pastor, according to an elder of the church, has
denied allegations of adultery and believes his
wife is being influenced by “bad friends” who are
intent on destroying their home. While Anita
believes she has been relegated in the scheme of
things in the church, her husband has reportedly
accused her of trying to usurp power and
authority above her seniors in the ministry.
Sources said that the pastor had been making
efforts to avoid divorce in the hope that the wife
would eventually have a change of mind.
However, the decree nissi was served on the
charismatic pastor in his hotel room during a
recent visit to the UK. Decree nissi, in legal terms,
is like a yellow card in a football match which is a
precursor to a red card (“decree absolute”) if no
new evidence is provided to stall proceedings.
Church insiders said Oyakhilome had been hoping
for rapprochement, but he was left with no
option than to receive the papers when the
lawyers cornered him at his hotel in London. The
decree absolute, which will effectively end the
marriage, is expected to be issued soon while
terms of the divorce will be worked out by the
lawyers on both sides.
Recall that some weeks ago when some insiders
of the church said it was all rumors that the
couple will be divorced soon and they denied that
there is any fight in the marriage. Efforts to
reconcile the popular couple, whose church is one
of the biggest denominations in Nigeria and has
branches all over world, have failed. They have
two teenage daughters, Sharon and Charlyn.”
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