It was an embarrassing scene at Kairos Rhema Embassy in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Wednesday,
when the wife of the pastor of the church openly informed worshippers
that her husband of 5 years had impregnated a female member of the
The pastor’s wife, Idongesit Ese, was
prevented from entering the auditorium, but she defiantly stood at the
church premises to tell her story. .
“I want every man and woman who has
conscience in this church to ask my husband why he is doing this to me,
why would he be sleeping with a young girl who came to seek counseling
and prayers from him,” Mrs. Ese said with teary eyes.
“I caught my husband in a hotel having
sex with Evelyn Etim. As I speak to you, Evelyn has given birth to a
baby boy and she is living in Eket with my husband.” .
The pastor, Nsikanabasi Ese, may have
had a hint of the wife’s intention, it seemed. As soon as the wife
stepped out of the car, a dozen of young men said to be hired thugs
accosted her, and also attached newsmen present.
Witnesses told PremiumTimes that they
saw one of the thugs slap Mrs. Ese. Mr. Ese is the same pastor who, some
weeks ago, knocked down a customs officer, while trying to evade duties
Mrs. Ese showed people a photo of
herself with a bloodied face. “That’s when my husband beat me and hit me
with his car and ran away with Evelyn when I caught them in the hotel,”
she explained. .
“I want members of the church to know
why I haven’t been attending programmes. Many people have been calling
me to inform me that my husband lied that I traveled out of the
country,” she added.
According to some persons who claimed to
have spoken with Mr. Ese, the pastor was accusing the wife of having
lied to him about her age and her level of education and has now filed
for a divorce.
Pastor Moses, who stood in as Mr. Ese’s
father during his traditional marriage, was quoted as saying: “He didn’t
give me any vital reason why he should divorce, he just said the woman
is harsh. I don’t believe he is called by God. I have told him and his
mother not to come to my house anymore.”