Controversial actor and producer, Emeka Ike, has accused Rev. Chris Okotie of Household of God Church, in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, as being the unseen hand behind his troubled marriage. Emeka and his wife of over one decade, Suzanne, are currently in court – with the mother of four insisting on the dissolution of the union. And Emeka pleading otherwise and pledging his continuous love for the woman.
According to the star actor, in spite of all his efforts to get the woman to rescind her decision and withdraw the divorce case, Okotie is allegedly urging her on. He revealed that the pastor got his wife a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, to pursue her case, gave her N500,000 for her mother’s burial and even bought her a Blackberry Passport phone!
Added Emeka: ‘Pastor Chris Okotie just absolved (sic) my wife into his church without making any effort to get in touch with me. If as a pastor your church member is having issues with her husband, and you failed to do anything to resolve it, what kind of pastor are you? When I called him, he refused to pick my call. He also failed to react to a text message I sent to him. Is that a man of God? Even, if you have a police case, they will make effort to hear from you before taking a position, not to talk of the church…I want the whole world to know because there is a lot of misinformation out there. The lawyer which Okotie hired for my wife is also frustrating every attempt I make to resolve the matter peacefully’.
Okotie’s media consultant, Mr. Ladi Ayodeji, however, said he was not aware of this when YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine contacted him on Thursday, September 4, very early in the morning. ‘This is news to me…This is completely news to me, but I will bring it to the attention to the pastor and I will get back to you’. He promised us.