Bishop Chris Kwapovwe of our Daily Manna’s alleged sex scandal with Church member, Ruth Abeni (Her version)

sex scandal with Church member, Ruth Abeni

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 sexual 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
sexual 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 process?
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.
WHY I RECORDED BISHOP CHRIS CALLS: Many 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
DEACON EMMA OKOKORO’S CASE: Dcn Emma was 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 person.
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.
DEACONESS ESTHER OGOS CASE: Deaconess Esther Ogo 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 years.
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 Chris.
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
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 ridiculed out of Manna
Mountain [ODM]
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
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
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 indefinitely
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 etc.
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 sex
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 Whatsapp.
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 witness,
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
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 !!!

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