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Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and Wife Helen Reportedly Splits After 25 Years of Marriage

Warri-based preacher, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, and his wife Helen have reportedly separated after 25 years of marriage.

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and Wife Helen Reportedly Splits After 25 Years of Marriage
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According to reports, the popular Pentecostal pastor parted ways with his wife over a protracted and bitter misunderstanding.

It was said that the Niger Delta-based self-styled ‘Bishop of Godism’, Ufuoma Bernard, Helen in a WhatsApp message earlier in 2022 accused the estranged husband of wanting her dead.

Mama Helen Oritsejafor, as she is affectionately known among Congregants of the Church, was formerly in charge of administrative duties in the charge and reigned supreme as the wife of the Church’s founder.

On the condition of anonymity, some church members said “Mama” has been physically attacking Papa Ayo Oritsejafor on a regular basis recently.

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“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 camped in an unknown location for fear of 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,

Helen ceased attending church services for a while, according to a source.

Another member revealed further, “they have been at loggerheads since 2020 when mama Helen left the house for United Kingdom before some top members went and plead on papa’s behalf for her to come back home”.

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor married Helen in 1997, precisely 13 months after his first wife, Stella, died. Together with Stella, they founded Word of Life church together on November 15, 1987.


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