In what will be a certain blow to the Believers Love World Ministry, wife of the general overseer of the church Chris Oyakhilome has filed for divorce following claims of ‘adultery’ and ‘unreasonable behaviour’.
According to Nigerian news site The Cable NG, Anita filed for divorce at a family court in Holborn and the popular pastor was apparently served the decree nissi while at his hotel room by his wife’s lawyers.
The couple, who have been an inspiration to millions of followers who live by their teaching are said to have had marital troubles lately with efforts to reconcile both parties having failed.
Sources in the Church reportedly told journalists that the rift between the couple wasn’t new with accusations by Anita of not receiving royalties from ‘Rhapsodies of Realities’, a book they co write not being given to her.
The estranges wife who heads the London and Europe arms of one of the biggest churches in Africa was then said to have been subjected to a deliberate lack of access to funds in an attempt to influence her to come back to the church and resolve matters with her husband who has reportedly been pushing for reconciliation to avoid a scandal.
Oyakhilome is one of Nigeria’s wealthiest pastors with branches wordlwide and a TV station and books as part of the franchise. The well groomed ‘man of God’, is renowned for his jerry curls and white suits, a style some of his closer followers emulate.