Wednesday, 4 July 2012


On Sunday, June 24, 2012, Rev. Chris Okotie announced to his congregation at the Household of God Church in Lagos that he and his wife,Stephanie had gone their separate ways.
According to the funky pop star cum Reverend;he said “Stephanie and I are no longer married. We have separated. You can see she’s not in the church today. It’s due to irreconcilable differences and you should please respect our wishes at this time because there is no going back.”
Recall that when the going was good,Pastor Chris  Okotie’s marriage to Stephanie was like a marriage made in heaven.
Several times he described her as the most beautiful lady on earth. At other times,he described her as an angel.
He sang her praise to high heavens and told everyone who cared to listen that Stephanie could do no wrong.
So in love was he that he didn’t allow her work,turned her into a complete housewife and didn’t allow her play any role in his church other than the symbolic role of a Pastor’s Wife.
He rolled out a set of rules for her that she must comply with.He would not let her go out all alone.She could not attend parties.
She could not go shopping alone without a full corterie of his bodyguards.He made sure he caged her inside their Omodara Street home at Opebi,In Lagos.
And for 4 good years that she lived with him,she had at her beck and call,all good things money could buy.However,besides the luxuries of life provided at her feet,she badly wanted her freedom.
According to sources,the only time she had freedom was when she travelled abroad.
“All she does is sit in the house and watch films all day” close source revealed.
This is because Rev. Chris Okotie kept Stephanie in bondage as she was never given a free hand to run her matrimonial home.
Since Rev. Okotie announced to his congregation  that he and his wife had gone their separate ways,little or nothing has been heard from Stephanie,who already has 3 children from her two previous marriages.But Stephanie has finally open up on what seems to have transpired between her and husband,Rev Chris Okotie.
She wrote on her facebook wall thus;     

“Vindicate me Lord, all things are open before you, righteous Judge, I remain still, speak on my behalf”.
“Today makes it three weeks I was asked for a separation, and a week and four days I packed out.
I’m as shocked as most people, as there has not been an argument in my home in the over a year, we have been as happy as everybody thought we were. I wait, because I know in time God will make known what has gone wrong”
Lies, not from the world but the church, accusations not from the world, but the church, where are the spirit filled Christians, the ones who fear and hear the Lord. My husband loves and adores me, he is not the one, saying these things, the enemies from within, who hate me, they hate the grace God showed me. They hate the mercy God has had on me,so they come up with all kinds of lies, my going can bring one Mrs.”
“ I submitted to the end, I did all I was asked to do, Lord I left that home blameless before you, I have loved, but have not been loved, I have given and not received but that is contrary to your word Lord so today I ask your word to be made manifest in my life”.she said.
The last message on her wall reads;
“Twenty years I have known a man, fifteen years we have been the closest friends, I prepared all his meals for ten years including the four years we were married, the day I was asked to leave I prepared his meal, served it and I left, for the four years he never fell ill, but today I am called all sorts of names witch, mermaid spirit.
I have served Jesus with clean hands and a clean heart, I have loved all that have come my way, and if I don’t live through this pain and hurt, as sure as Jesus lives my children will see my vindication”.
Meanwhile, tongues have been wagging and public scrutiny had been beamed on the possible reason Rev. Okotie’s second marriage crumbled.
Insiders claimed that the reasons Okotie’s marriages are not working could be because of childlessness considering the fact that Okotie got separated from his first wife, Tina In 1998 after 17 years of marriage without a child to show for it.
Could this be the reason why Rev. Okotie dumped Stephanie?
Only time will tell !             


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