Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chris Oyakhilome Denies Adultery Allegations, Threatens to Sue The Press

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Head pastor of Christ Embassy Church, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has threatened to use legal action against journalists who publish false stories about him and his wife, during their on-going divorce. He also denied the adultery charges alleged against him as cited in the divorce filing by wife Rev. Anita Oyakhilome.

According to Saharareporters, the pastor, who spoke through his lawyer, Mr. Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), called the accusations of adultery a "false and malicious" attack against him and the church.

“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," his attorney stated.

Sharply criticizing the recent coverage of the divorce proceedings, which the statement did not refute, the release claimed that publishers went so far as to fabricate claims that he had committed adultery against his wife, Anita.

Characterizing 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.

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 church."

So Far...

Since news broke of divorce proceedings between Pastor Chris and Anita Oyakhilome, church members of Christ Embassy have been taking sides, for or against either the husband or the wife.

Now, a close friend of Pastor Anita, and a founding church member of the UK Branch, has shared what she believes led to the marriage breakdown on the controversial Facebook page for Rev Anita's supporters.

Cyla Simpson says she took time to find out what is really happening and these are the things Rev Anita is asking for:

1. For Pastor Chris to, "please put the family in the timetable too. The times you don’t have any engagement, please come home. I need you and the children need you."

2. On Pastor Chris immorality, "to let all these ladies move out of White House and go and get houses outside... if they don’t already have one and allow them marry."

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