Ayo Oritsejafor, former president of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), and his wife Helen have reportedly divorced after 25 years of marriage.
According to reports, the popular Pentecostal pastor and his wife split up due to a long and bitter misunderstanding.
Helen was said to have accused her estranged husband of wanting her dead in a WhatsApp message earlier in 2022.
Helen Oritsejafor was previously in charge of administrative duties and reigned supreme as the church’s founder’s wife.
On the condition of anonymity, some church members claimed that she has recently been physically assaulting Ayo Oritsejafor on a regular basis.
“She has been attacking Papa Ayo each time he comes home from church, and it’s no longer funny.”
“Papa had to move out of their matrimonial home and camp in an unknown location for fear for his life because she has made some threats too.”
“Helen reportedly moved out of the matrimonial home and relocated to Britain with the kids, and Pastor Oritsejafor has moved back to the house after abandoning it for almost a year,” Bernard said.
According to a source, Helen stopped attending church services for a while.
Another source said, “They have been at loggerheads since 2020, when mama Helen left the house for the United Kingdom before some top members went and pleaded on papa’s behalf for her to come back home.”