Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Finally Speaks: Denies Adultery Allegation, May Sue Media Houses
Finally, Pastor Chris has parted his lips on the
ongoing divorce saga rocking his marriage.In a
statement released through his lawyer, Mr. Kemi
Pinheiro, Oyakhilome said the accusations of
adultery against him are false.CO also threatens
to sue any media house that continues to spread
Read the statement below..
“The attention of our client, Rev. Chris
Oyakhilome, and the church has been drawn to
the wave of false, malicious and fabricated stories
being published in the print and electronic media
about his person, the church and a matrimonial
cause between him and his wife.
According to Sahara reporters, the release
claimed that publishers went so far as to fabricate
claims that he had committed adultery against his
These contradict her claims that the leader of
Christ Embassy Church had indeed been
unfaithful during their “terribly degenerated”
marriage, something she disclosed through
counsel to Premium Times earlier Wednesday.
Chris Oyakhilome characterized the media’s
coverage of his wife’s efforts to divorce him as
“complete distortion of the facts in the pending
proceedings in the United Kingdom”, the
statement cited the coverage as “selfishly
motivated” for political and financial advantage.
Oyakhilome’s counsel further said the media’s
coverage was engineered to bring him and the
church shame and ridicule, though his wife was
the person who aired the allegations against him.
Earlier today, Wednesday, Mrs. Oyakhilome even
told Premium Times, through counsel, that the
marriage had “terribly degenerated”.
The statement also acknowledged freedom of the
press, but quite contradictorily cautioned that
further action will be taken to safeguard the
image of the church and the pastor if coverage
continued. “Be warned therefore that unless the
concerned media houses desist from further
publishing words and stories which are false and
damaging of our client’s reputation and the
church, we shall, without further recourse to the
concerned publishers, promptly embark on
appropriate legal machinery with a view to
protecting our client’s reputation and that of the
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