While it is still at the beginning stages alot of speculation in the Nigerian rumor blogs points to adultery. The church website has withdrawn the name of Anita Oyakhilome from all ministerial work. Anita has reportedly filed an action at a UK court to end their 20-year-old marriage.
Mrs. Oyakhilome accuses her husband of “adultery” and “unreasonable behaviour”, charges Mr. Chris has denied. The couple has two daughters together.
Pastor Chris is said to have described his wife as a “bitter and angry” woman who is being influenced by bad friends who are out to seek his downfall. He accused his wife of seeking to overpower the authorities of the elders she met when she joined the Christian ministry.
Christ Embassy, also known as Believers Love World (BLW), which has Pastor Chris Oyakhilome as the General Overseer is arguably one of the biggest churches in Africa. It boasts of over 40,000 worshippers cutting across over four countries. The church’s headquarters is in Lagos.