Benin pastor on the run after phone recording exposes alleged affair with Woman Leader

BENIN—A Benin-based pastor, Emokpae Great,
is currently on the run following the alleged
discovery of a love affair between him and a
female member of his church by the woman’s
husband, one Mr. Anthony Ehikioya.
Pastor Emokpae was said to have run away
after angry youths stormed his church
yesterday, destroying church’s property.
The woman’s husband told newsmen that he
started suspecting his wife’s of infidelity when
she refused to have sex with him for many
According to him, he told his children and
neighbours to keep an eye on his wife and they
placed her phone on call-and-record.
Her alleged affairs were exposed after she
received a call from somebody and the children
played back the recording.
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
Following the discovery, angry youths stormed
the Miracle House of God Ministry owned by
Pastor Great and broke into it, destroying
everything in sight.
The youths allegedly discovered charms, female
panties, photographs of clients and other fetish
Residents in the area said policemen from the
Saint Saviour Police Division arrested the
church’s assistant pastor and took the charms
and fetish items found inside the church away.
His father
Pastor Great’s father, who gave his name as
Robinson, said he was at home when
policemen came asking after his son.
Mr. Robinson said he was surprised that his
son was accused of sleeping with a married
woman, who is also the Woman Leader of the
According to him, “I am shocked. My son is a
prophet. Those charms were planted by those
that attacked the church.”
According to him, “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,” he
When contacted for comments, Edo State
Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Moses
Nkombe, said he was yet to be briefed on the




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