Again, Emeka Ike Attacks Chris Okotie
Popular Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, appears to still hold grudges against Reverend Chris Okotie, the founder and head pastor of Household of God Church, and this might not be unconnected to his claims that the cleric abetted the crisis in his marriage to Suzanne Rero.
Bear in mind that in 2015, the wife of the Nollywood star, had filed for divorce before a customary court in Lagos, as she sought the dissolution of her (then) 12-year-old marriage over alleged assault by her husband.
Ike had accused the pastor of being the devil behind his marriage.
In a chat with TheCable, the actor had said:
“I think his (Okotie’s) comment is a clear indication that he lacked the evidence to fault my allegation.”
“Is Pastor Okotie well-known and popular as I am? How can he say he will not dignify me with a response? His comment actually confirmed my suspicion that my wife is being manipulated either through blackmail or spiritual enchantment to say she was opting out of her marriage after 12 years.
“For instance, at the last proceeding on the divorce suit, my wife said it in the open court that she was willing to abandon her four children and go out of the marriage. Which woman will say she was abandoning her four children if not under a spell? It is clear to me that Okotie is not a pastor but an anti-christ.”
More than three years after the rift between the duo, it appears Ike is still unhappy with Okotie!
In a recent chat with The Punch, the actor vented another piece of his mind on the clergyman.
Asked what is your relationship with Pastor Chris Okotie?
“I don’t know him beyond the fact that he didn’t play the role of a pastor in my marriage. I thought he was a good man because while growing up, I used to read about him as someone who spoke ambiguous grammar. Then, his music career also died. He said he is a pastor and the Bible says that, ‘Let him that nameth the name of the Lord depart from evil’. If he says he is a pastor, then we should celebrate him as one. As a man of God, if a woman runs to you, you should chase her back and try to settle the dispute in her marriage. The cleric is supposed to be a mediator. At least, that was what I was taught while growing up.”
Do you think Pastor Chris manipulated your wife?
“It is a known fact; I don’t need to say it. Everybody knows that the man doesn’t have a second church. He speaks English to manipulate the things he cannot explain properly.”