There Is No Hope Of A Reconciliation Says Anita Oyakhilome's Lawyer

Published On: September 3, 2014, 11:27 am
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For over 2 decades, Chris and Anita Oyakhilome {President and Vice-President of the Believers Love World, better known as Christ Embassy} made the list of Nigeria’s most celebrated couples till last week when news broke out of their separation. Rev. Anita Oyakhilome had filed for divorce from her estranged husband Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, citing irreconcilable differences bordering on alleged adultery and misbehavior. The case with suit no. FD14D01650 was filed on 9th April 2014 at Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn in London.

 Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors, a UK-based full-service law firm with expertise in commercial law and a strong consumer focus in family..... In the reply sent Stephen Goddard stated that

 “It is with great sadness that our client, Pastor Anita Oyakhilome, has come to the conclusion that her marriage to Pastor Christian Oyakhilome has irretrievably broken down and regrettably there is no hope of any reconciliation. We can confirm that Pastor Anita Oyakhilome has commenced divorce proceedings in London as she resides in the UK.
*I wish them all the best,no one deserves to stay in a situation that makes them unhappy...however the ministry goes on,the word of God cannot be silenced and God uses broken people to preach his word so nobody should judge them just because their marriage has crashed!

    Premium Times had contacted Mrs. Oyakhilome through her lawyers, Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors, after news broke that she had filed for divorce, to enquire whether any out-of-court settlement option was being explored.

    In their response Tuesday, her attorneys said there was no chance the estranged couple would ever live as husband and wife again.

    “It is with great sadness that our client, Pastor Anita Oyakhilome, has come to the conclusion that her marriage to Pastor Christian Oyakhilome has irretrievably broken down and regrettably there is no hope of any reconciliation,” said Stephen Goddard, Business Development Manager of Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors.

    From early this year, there had been speculation that the marriage between Mr Oyakhilome, the founder of Believers Love World (aka Christ Embassy), and his wife, who is also Vice-president of the ministry, was collapsing.

    Some church members even set up a Facebook page, “Where is Rev Anita Oyakhilome”, in May dedicated to addressing the issue.

    The church initially denied reports that the couple were estranged and possibly divorcing.

    But TheCable news website reported on August 29 that Mrs. Oyakhilome had filed for divorce since April 9, accusing Pastor Chris, as he is fondly called by his followers, of “adultery” and “unreasonable behaviour”.

    Pastor Chris has denied the allegations. He however warned church members against analyzing his problem with his wife adding that the church is not a political party.

    He said his wife is a bitter and angry woman who is being influenced by bad friends who are out to seek his downfall.

    ‎The pastor added that most pastors’ wives usually think they are equal to their husbands after they get married.

    He said his wife wanted to overpower the authorities of the elders she met when she joined the Christian ministry.

    As the divorce battle rages, Mrs. Oyakhilome’s profile has been pulled down from the church’s website.

-- jar84 (f) at 3-09-2014 11:45AM
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woow, cant believ ds
-- seveneleven (m) at 3-09-2014 11:48AM
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Practise what you preach
-- chicco77 (f) at 3-09-2014 12:07PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
-- Wysetots (m) at 3-09-2014 12:19PM
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Money good ooo.......See as Pst Chris been dey before.
-- schmit (f) at 3-09-2014 12:29PM
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Dis na rumour, I hear say dem don settle
-- chidi4reala (m) at 3-09-2014 12:39PM
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none of my business I beg who get Merlin season 10??
-- zeigbo (m) at 3-09-2014 01:28PM
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husband and wife issue me no dey put mouth so waka jeje

-- Moriseye (f) at 3-09-2014 01:31PM
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Anyone who can not forgive should not go into marriage at all. For better for worse was the marriage vow they took.. Children will emulate their parents' example when they get married and have problem. How will the couple counsel those in similar circumstances ?. I FEEL SAD FOR THEM. WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO THEM AND US NOW ?          
-- beneno (m) at 3-09-2014 02:50PM
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
-- Yossman (m) at 3-09-2014 03:00PM
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Can u see now,self acclaimed man and women of God?
-- x-avier (m) at 3-09-2014 03:26PM
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I really don't understand something here. Am I the only one seeing right or is everyone else just too scared to use his head?
He made his wife "Vice President" of the ministry (In my opinion, this means she is only answerable to the president) and now he is citing issues like "she want's to overpower the authorities of the elders she met" with clear examples of someone who was her pastor before he married her etc.
One simple question I'd like us to consider is "where were all these so called elders when she was being promoted to vice president?"
I think we need to see the company......oh sorry....ministry's organogram to understand how the vice president would be under a pastor.
-- DrSoba (m) at 3-09-2014 03:38PM
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-- christianity (m) at 3-09-2014 05:33PM
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ok,una biz
-- morgrawl231 (m) at 3-09-2014 05:33PM
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
-- paulohking (m) at 3-09-2014 05:44PM
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I can't talk right now, I gat some business Roll Eyes
-- osamabinladin (m) at 3-09-2014 05:58PM
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This is bad !
-- akinmanchy (m) at 3-09-2014 06:56PM
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-- Larry28 (f) at 3-09-2014 10:24PM
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Quote from: seveneleven on  3-09-2014 11:48AM
Practise what you preach
-- Charlesb24 (m) at 3-09-2014 10:40PM
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There is nothing that cannot be settled.....I beg make Una settle am oh made!
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