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Irate youths in Edo attack pastor over alleged infidelity


A Benin City-based pastor, Emokpae Great, is on the run after one Anthony Ehikioya allegedly discovered that the pastor is having an amorous affair with his wife.

He was said to have run away when angry youths stormed his church on Sunday morning and destroyed property inside the church.

Ehikioya told journalists that he has been suspecting his wife for sometimes after his wife stopped having sex with him, a development he said he told his children and neighbours, who agreed to place surveillance on his wife.


According to him, his children put his wife’s phone on call and record unknown to her. The woman’s alleged affair was exposed after she received a call from somebody and the children played back the recording.

From the recording, the husband alleged that the pastor was heard telling his wife how good she was in bed and that she should come for sex.

Following the discovery, angry youths stormed the Miracle House of God Ministry owned by the pastor and broke into it, destroying everything in sight. The youths allegedly discovered charms, women pants, photographs of clients and other fetish items in the church.

Residents in the area said policemen from the Saint Saviour Police Division arrested an assistant pastor of the church and took the charms and fetish items away.

Father of Pastor Great, who gave his name as Robinson, said he was at home when policemen came asking after his son. He said he was surprised that his son was accused of sleeping with a married woman, who is also the woman leader of the church.

According to him: “I am shocked. My son is a prophet. Those charms were planted by those that attacked the church. There is no evidence of my son sleeping with the woman. That woman just came to ruin my son’s ministry.

“My son is being blackmailed. They said it was through phone calls. Anybody could have cloned my son’s voice. Those people took laws into their hands.”

When contacted for comments, police spokesman, DSP Moses Nkombe, said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.

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