Monday, July 14, 2014

Man Accuses The Redeemed Church in UK Of Causing The Breakdown of His Marriage

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Ayadi Moniaye, a Nigerian man based in Manchester UK, claims the Redeemed Christian Church of God‘s “Jubilee Parish”, breaks up marriages so as to obtain permanent stays for female members, but in the process they tarnish the image of Nigerian husbands abroad.

He is accusing the church of brainwashing his Nigerian wife, and teaching her how to use the UK legal system to obtain permanent residence through him whe they broke up.

When they divorced in 2009, she also got their children, and the house and property they owned together. Since then, Ayadi said, she and the church have ganged up on him and are insinuating that he is insane.

Ayadi Moniaye is also claiming that the Redeemed Church's hierarchy in Nigeria are ignoring him after he has sent official letter to them to look into the case.

According to reports, Ayadi Moniaye and his wife got married in 2000 and their separation in 2009 was caused by years of domestic violence. They have three children together.

Ayadi told his story to Punch which tried to verify his claims. He said;

“Nigerian women in the UK were brainwashed by the group to abuse their husbands so they can claim their husbands’ property and exploit the UK immigration policy to their advantage.

“I challenged the church, telling the coordinators of the programme that the Bible did not support such practice. Unknown to me, my wife was part of it.”

“On one of such occasions, she injured me. She later called the police to drive me out of the house. When the police got to our home, they met the children around me, consoling me, and because of what they saw, they could not drive me out of the house.

“After series of such unprovoked attacks, my wife admitted that she was maltreating me to get me out of the house.”

“I am deeply concerned about the way women are portraying the image of this country to the outside world. And it is unfortunate that the church would be used as a platform for this. My concern is how we can correct this impression.”

An elder in the community, however claims that it was Ayadi that had beaten his wife several times. Yet Ayadi provided a document by one Mama ‘Toro, an elder in the community, dated February 2011, read that Moniaye had been beaten several times by his wife.

On the alleged accusation by his wife that he was mentally unstable, Moniaya provided a document dated June, 2010 and issued by one Dr R.A. Jones of Manchester Mental Health that read in part,

“As far as I am aware, our Team Manager, Emma Hinchcliff, has also contacted the Children and Families Social Services to outline our thoughts that there is no evidence of you suffering with a major mental illness at present.”

The police in Manchester, has already investigated the case, after Moniaye reported to them. They sent their feedback to him saying,

“Inspector O’Reilly followed up the allegations you made, and on one occasion he attended the church on Hyde Road to verify your story. He spoke to the pastor, who told him that they found you to be intractable and not only did they not confirm your account, they stated that they were concerned for you and prayed for you.”

An official at the Jubilee parish told Punch reporters that the pastor of the church will not respond to the allegations.

Ayadi Moniaye said all efforts to get the matter to the attention of the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had been rebuffed by protocol officers. However, when reporters spoke to the Chief Legal Officer, Pastor Ayodele Oladeji, he said,

“Yes, a letter has been received at our office here, written by Moniaye, requesting to see Daddy G.O., and we are treating it. I want to assure you that even those who write to Daddy G.O. on ordinary piece of paper receive attention. We will investigate this and know what happened.

“We have all the documents which Moniaye has submitted to us. He will get a redress of his case with a little patience. We ourselves could feel his pulse with facts on the documents. But you know for now it is still one sided until we get the other side (from the UK church).”

Source: Punch

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