I feel the time has come for me to speak out in the
light of the media warfare and deliberate falsehood
being dished from the pulpit against me by Bishop
Chris Kwapovwe of our Daily Manna (ODM). My person
and character has been consistently maligned by a man
I once called Daddy, a man I once looked up to for
inspiration and guidance, a man whose charisma stir
up my faith to believe the impossible.
At the
beginning of this nightmare, my faith and Christian
upbringing restrained me from speaking out, for fear
of being accused of attacking a “man of God” but as the
saying goes silent means consent. To many my
continuous silence in the face of being used as sermon
topic week in week out is a confirmation of my
assumed guilt.
I want to start from the very beginning to tell my side
of this unfortunate story. My first contact with ODM
was when I was invited to the month anointing service
by a catholic family in 2010. After my first visit I
started attending Sunday services and from there I
became a member of the church, and subsequently
joined the technical dept due to my previous
experience as a volunteer. In September 2012 there was
a vacancy for full time employment which I applied for
and was employed.
Upon my employment, I continued to work as a
camera man in the department until 2015 when the
unit head Mr. Adewumi Aderemi was sacked, due to
issues surrounding missing equipment. Upon his sack
I was asked by Bishop Chris to take over from him.
This elevation was the beginning of my nightmare. On
assuming the position of unit head, I quickly took
inventory with the HOD of the technical department
Deacon Patrick Uchendu. After the inventory we found
out that mixer, transmitter, video camera, Photo
camera and photo album were missing. Together with
Deacon Uchendu we went to see the AGO to report the
matter. We eventually took the matter to Bishop Chris,
who invited Inspector Clarus Atabor the Mobile police
chief security officer to go and arrest Mr Adewumi. But
that was the last I heard of the matter.
On February 14 this year Bishop Chris suddenly
recalled Mr Adewumi and stated at the staff meeting
that he heard that Mr Adewumi stole some equipment.
But as a father he is willing to forgive him. He then
asked Mr Adewumi to go to the Alter in the main
auditorium to ask God for forgiveness from “his three
friends”. All of a sudden the Bishop ordered me and
Mr Adewunmi to take a fresh inventory. The second
inventory confirmed the same items we found missing
on Mr Adewumis departure in 2015. Meanwhile, the
telephone sxual harassment continued, in spite of this
official attitude.
I must confess that at first I was shocked, scared, and
confused at the same time. I was in a dilemma as of
what is the right way to handle such an abnormal
situation, knowing that even my close acquaintances
will struggle to believe me. So the double dealing
continued, the Bishop will talk tough publicly and
declare his love for me in private. It was indeed a
nightmarish situation. I was between the devil and the
deep blue sea, if I speak out I will be accused of trying
to bring down a man of God and if I keep quit as I did
the torment continues.
Faced with the challenge of who to turn to within my
immediate environment without complicating the
situation, I decided to stay away from work and
stopped picking up the Bishop’s calls.
In all sincerity, I was hoping that the church intervenes
by sending people to find out what actually happened
and to resolve the matter in a Christian way. Rather
what I got was a police raid from Ogudu Polices station
on the 27th of march2017. I was arrested with the
accusation that I stole the missing equipment; the case
was reported by Pastor Ime Eno under the instructions
of the bishop without reference to the church
administrative and disciplinary organs. I protested that
I was in poor health, as well as observing my
menstrual circle. I was assured that I was only going to
make a statement and return home. On arrival at the
station, I discovered that I was the only one arrested
and accused directly of stealing the missing items.
Every effort to secure my bail by and lawyer was
abortive as the police appear to be under instruction to
keep me locked up. On the second day, to my utmost
surprise Bishop Chris came with all members of our
unit, including Mr Adewumi as witnesses against me, I
expected that if something is missing the police would
have conducted general investigation, why was I
singled out? But to the glory of God none of them
claimed to have seen me with any of the missing
equipment despite being obviously coached on what to
say. Same day in the DPOs office Bishop Chris was
blowing hot and cold, he asked the DPO to appeal to me
to return to work, with a promise to write-off the cost
of the equipment after consulting with his “Three
friends”. Due to the conflicting actions and utterances
of the Bishop the IPO asked me to tell her what is
going on between me and the Bishop. When it became
clear that Bishop Chris was out to punish me, I had no
option than to open up to explain why I stopped
picking his calls and stayed away from work. When I
said that, the police asked if I had any proof of s
harassment and I requested for my phone and played a
few recordings to them. On hearing the tape recordings
the police quickly granted me bail and informed the
Bishop of the development.
On learning of the tape recording Bishops Chris
quickly told the police he was no longer interested in
prosecuting the case but wants to settle the matter
amicable. The next day he set up a meeting with my
lawyer, his lawyer, publicist, me and his wife Rev Dr
Flora Ejiro Kwakpovwe at Dominion Pizza at Ogudu.
Bishop’s wife, who is the Assistant general Overseer of
the Church, bought pizza for everybody. She requested
to hear the tape and after listening briefly appealed for
settlement, referring to the matter as a family matter.
So the meeting ended on a very conciliatory note. Or so
we thought.
Two days later my lawyer called me to say the Bishop
requested for another meeting, insisting that he wants
to see me to personally apologize to me. I declined to
attend as I still wasn’t feeling well. I expected my
lawyer to call to brief me on the meeting but didn’t
hear from him, I called his phone but it was switched
off. Late afternoon of the next day, my lawyer called
me to inform me that Bishop Chris stormed the venue
of the meeting at the same Dominion Pizza Ogudu with
three truck load of men of Federal Special Anti
Robbery Squad (FSARS) to arrest them. They were
detained at SARS office at Ikeja and hurriedly charged
to court the next day. As God will have it they were
granted bail and released the same day. After narrating
this sudden twist in the case it became clear why the
Bishop was insisting he wants me to be in the meeting.
As the smart person he prides himself to be, he was
hoping to seize the recording from me through his
SARS operatives. Why SARS? I asked, he explained that
the Bishop alleged that they were trying to blackmail
and extort money from him.
While this was going on, Bishop Chris continued to
attack me from his pulpit, calling me unprintable
names, claiming that I tried to seduce him, after
stealing equipments worth 13million naira later said
7.5milloin and later told the police 5.6million naira.
After his friends in high places gave him SARS
operatives in a matter of missing office equipment to
torment me and those who came to deliver me from
his mighty hand. He changed the story that I was an
agent of a blackmailing gang who wants to extort his
“hard earned money”. Sadly his church members who
are victims of his deceitful life style, lies and
manipulations never stop to question the reason a
whole Bishop went to a police station to lie and lock up
a church member without subjecting the case first to
the church disciplinary and internal crisis management
Why is the man that preaches to others to be the first
to forgive, be the first to run to the police just to
intimidate me to give in to his ungodly demand?
After the harrowing experience my lawyer petitioned
the Lagos state commissioner of police against SARS
actions and continuous intimidation. The
commissioner ordered SARS to transfer the case file to
his office and summoned all parties to his office.
Present at the meeting that took place in the conference
room of the Lagos state Commissioner of police are
Bishop Chris, his wife, lawyers, Pastor Ime Eno, me
and my lawyer. At the Meeting of Wenesday 26th April,
superintended by the Lagos state deputy commissioner
of Police, Alh Dasuki Galadanchy, Head of the Legal
department CSP Yetunde Cardozo, after listening to the
tape recording told him that he really harassed me. At
that meeting even the SARS people who have been
acting like an arm of ODM security became sober after
hearing the tape recording and oral evidence.
However, the Bishops comic side reared its head to the
amazement of every one when he demanded from the
police to ask me to apologize to him for recording his
voice, after initially denying that the voice was his. At
that point we were asked to go and settle the matter
and report back to the police.
Rather than adhere to this instruction, the Bishop and
his loyal servants and publicist has continued to
sponsor evil reports against me. Linking me to
everything missing in ODM since inception just to
tarnish my image and maintain his false image before
his church members.
members and supporters of Bishop Chris have
understandably raised this point. And I think it’s fair
to address it.
I want to reiterate the fact that what happened to me
was shocking and confusing. Here is a man I called
Daddy, a man I regarded as a mentor and spiritual
guide. But it did something to me. It removed the scale
from my eyes and I started paying attention to some of
the stories circulating in the church and started
questioning some practices and actions. Below are
some cases that proved to me that Bishop Chris has no
value for relationships and considers everyone around
him as disposable material.
Bishop Chris loyal PA for 22years. He was fondly called
Junior Bishop due to his dedication and commitment.
Early last year, Dcn Emma suddenly disappeared from
the church. After a few weeks of stories making the
rounds that he left after the Bishop said to one Rasta
man, his technician that Dcn Emma does not exist in
his presence. To which the Deacon responded that he
exist in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Emma was
quoted to have said, that once the Bishop makes such
utterance in anger something evil will happen to a
Rather than reaching out to Deacon Emma he came to
the Church to announce that he just discovered from
Deaconess Oyegun that Deacon Emma is a thief who
has been stealing from him. He went further to tell a
dumb founded congregation that Deacon Emma tried to
Poison him. Nobody could reconcile what he said with
the personality and unquestionable commitment of
Deacon Emma.
was Bishop Chris’ Head of protocol who was
unceremoniously dropped and replaced by a more
pliable young man Daniel Egbo. Daniel Egbo was
rapidly promoted to Deacon and Pastor within two
The story was that Deaconess Esther went against
Bishop Chris’ instruction to book one Miss Tamie West
on the same flight and the same hotel to Uyo. Miss
Tamie west is Bishop Chris choir director who was
known not to be in talking terms with the Bishops wife
because she was romantically linked with Bishop
The story was that Deaconess Esther felt it was wrong
to book Miss Tamie in the same flight and hotel with
Bishop Chris considering the rumors surrounding their
personal relationship. She decided to book Miss Tamie
in a different flight and hotel with other staffs and
ministers for the event.
This action did not go down well with the Bishop and
Miss Tamie west. So on return to Lagos after the event
Deaconess Esther was disgraced out of the department
and replaced by inexperienced but loyal Daniel Egbo.
The Deaconess was used to preach and practically
Bishop Chris regales his church members with the
story of how he wanted to commit suicide because his
wife left him and everybody deserted him. But his
ongoing Divorce proceeding at an Igbosere court
reveals that his wife Pham Dolapo Kwakpovwe left him
for serial adultery having caught him on four
occasions on their matrimonial bed with members of
the Church then known as LIBERTY ARMY.
every worshipper at ODM knows this story. A woman
attended anointing service at the indoor spot hall of
the National stadium; she failed during ministration
and lost some tooth. The matter was not managed well
and the woman went to court against him. Bishop
Chris will preach with this woman on every occasion
calling her a Gold digger, who wants to blackmail and
extort money from him.
DEACON SOLOMON ALO: The last straw was the public
ridicule and humiliation meted on this loyal servant, a
fine Christian gentleman who can lay down his life for
Bishop Chris and his church. Deacon Alo was called all
manner of names by the Bishop for daring to appeal to
him to take it easy on mama, his wife who was crying,
after another round of humiliation at a meeting. After
the tongue lashing Deacon Alo was suspended
I left the meeting knowing that nobody with the right
spirit can survive under this man.
OTHER VICTIMS: Time will fail me to talk about Pastor
Chike and Pastor Patrick Nnadi, pioneer Pastor of
Manna Mountain {ODM} church. Pastor Prophet
Shekina Igho, Deaconess Ruth, amongst.
It is a fact that nobody leaves Bishop Chris of ODM
without being tarnished as a thief, money grabber, and
Having experienced all these contradictions, it became
clear to me that if I keep resisting his advances I will
be next in line on his casualty list. That is why I
started recording his advances for a day like this when
my integrity will come under attack|.
In conclusion, I wish to state as follows:
I did not steal any equipment from ODM
I did not blackmail or collaborate with anybody to
blackmail Bishop Chris
I did not go to the police or the press with recordings
of his s*x demand, rather he is the one who took me
to SARS, using Church money to induce SARS to
intimidate into silence.
I did not clone his voice, if he is sure the voice is not
his let him take necessary steps to prove it. I do not
know of any technology that could clone a man’s voice
for hours in a two way communication.
I never had access to Bishop Chris Phones. I don’t need
his phone to extract videos that are sent through
There is no roaring lion anywhere Bishop Chris
Kwakpovwe is the Lion of intimidation.
Nobody is trying to bring him down; it’s just nemesis
catching up with him in Gods appointed time.
Let members ask him why was I the only one arrested?
You can go to Ogudu police station to verify this. Other
members of the department came with him as his
Why did he block the police from investigating
Adewunmi, the private security company, the store
where the equipment was kept and the CCTV cameras,
if he is not just out to punish me for daring to resist
his advances.
Why was my departmental Head, Deacon Patrick, kept
in the dark about this persecution?
I have dozens of tape recording of his amorous calls at
ungodly hours which will be made public soon for
those who know him to judge.
It has never been about money, I only want to redeem
my name and my family’S name which he has gone to
great extent to tarnish without cause
He claims his members who are supposed to be
spiritual are contributing money to fight this case to
its logical conclusion instead of praying to the God of
justice to reveal the truth to them. I want his church
members to have the opportunity to know the kind of
person he is.
I dare him to swear by the heavens that the
conversation below is fake !!!

When I read this story I couldn’t help but laugh at the whole drama and all the rubbish that happened,can u imagine?what nonsense I wonder what this world is turning into man of GOD my foot,this lady should sue him for emotional torture,character assassination,sexual harassment and maltreatment,wicked confused man who disguised himself as a man of GOD,chai GOD you don suffer!!! See people wey dey pretend to serve you. Gubi

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