By Harry Fisher|
London – Anita Oyakhilome, the estranged wife of Believers Love World (a.k.a. Christ Embassy) founder, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has described the church as a ‘five-star brothel’ in which members sold sex.
In a video-taped message produced as part of the divorce proceedings against her husband of 20 years in London, Anita Oyakhilome maintained that the world-famous Nigerian preacher had committed adultery with church members.
She did not name them.
This week, Anita Oyakhilome angrily removed Pastor Chris from the board of trustees of the United Kingdom branch of Christ Embassy church, which she leads and appointed seven pastors loyal to her to lead the church. This was in apparent retaliation for Pastor Chris’s brutal move to remove her from the church website and scrap her messages from the popular daily devotional, Rhapsody of Realities.
Anita Oyakhilome told the Nigerian newspaper, the Premium Times Wednesday that she was pushing ahead with the divorce action as the marriage had “terribly degenerated”.
Pastor Chris’s lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro however, dismissed the adultery allegations as “false and malicious”.
Church officials said the takeover of the N8.2 billion London church was part of a plot by Anita to take over the entire organisation.
Pastor Chris has previously claimed Anita was mentally unstable, charges she refuted.
Christ Embassy branches in Zimbabwe were reported to be on the verge of collapse due to financial problems and desertion by key members triggered by the impending divorce. Paid rebroadcasts of Pastor Chris’s programmes on Zimbabwean television have been halted.
– With reporting by Charlie Madondo in Harare.
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