An official of Omega Power Ministry (OPM) has reacted to allegations leveled against its founder, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere.
The man of God was alleged to have impregnated a lady.
Recall that last month, a lady identified as Loveth, 22 in an interview with Daniel Ochu, the human rights activist, alleged that Chinyere impregnated her in 2018.
Loveth claimed she was 18 when they started having an affair — between March and April 2019.
The lady said she worked with the sanitation department of the church and stayed on and off the premises.
She also alleged that the pastor got her pregnant while she was preparing to marry Chinedu, one of the church workers.
Loveth said she eventually had a child, who is now over three years old. She also claimed Chinyere refused to take responsibility for their child.
Ochu would later appeal to Chinyere to share his side of the story. The human rights activist also threatened to take legal action against the clergyman “if he does not contact me”.
“Anyone very close to Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere of OPM should tell him to contact me on or before 48hrs to tell his side of the story,” he wrote on Instagram.
“As a Certified Human Rights Consultant, It’s ethical and professional to allow him to tell his own side of the story. And if I don’t hear from him, I will make available the high-profile evidence to all Human Rights Commissions Worldwide.”
But on Wednesday, a church official told BBC that the allegations against the cleric are all in a bid to “blackmail him”.
The official claimed a young man, who requested financial assistance from Chinyere, connived with Loveth to “tarnish the clergy’s image”.
The church insider also argued that the young man “became a blogger and started spreading fake news” after his request was not granted.
Chinyere is, however, yet to respond to the allegations.
The cleric was earlier in the news owing to his rift with social media sensation Happie Boys.