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Assemblies Of God Pastor, Rev. Moses Emonena Collects N11.7M From Daughter’s Suitor, Marries Her To Another Man

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Rev. Moses Emonena, Pastor Of The Assembly Of God Church In Warri Delta State Married Daughter To Another Man After Collecting N11.7 Million From Her Suitor…Cleric Remanded In Prison Custody

Rev Emonena has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N11, 750, 000.00 from his daughter’s suitor under the pretext of giving him her hand in marriage.

The police alleged that Emonena, a cleric of the Assembly of God Church in Warri, Delta State, married his daughter to another man after receiving the payment from the complainant, Samuel Oladele Fatai.

Emonena, 55, is standing trial on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence before Chief Magistrate Folashade Botoku.

Prosecuting counsel, Henry Obiazi, a Superintendent of Police, said the offence contravenes Sections 411 and 314(3) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 and punishable under same.

Obiazi alleged that Emonena committed the offence between November 2016 and March 2017 at Egbeda, a Lagos suburb.

He said Fatai reported to the police that he approached Emonena for permission to marry his daughter, but the Reverend father gave him several costly conditions to fulfill before he could grant him his request.

The complainant said he was shocked that after fulfilling all the conditions amounting to N11,750,000.00, Emonena married out his daughter to another man.

Emonena pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate Botoku granted him bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum.

She remanded the defendant in prison pending the fulfilment of the bail conditions and adjourned till April 27.



  1. Nifemi Brooklyn

    March 26, 2018 at 9:15 PM

    He is a con man. A real man of God can’t do such

  2. Funke Osoba

    March 26, 2018 at 9:16 PM

    I can’t believe such a fiery preacher can do such a thing

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    March 26, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    The complainant should tell us what terms and conditions he was given. Do you marry by gifts as opposed to dowry? I take this accusation with pinch of salt a beg. The man must have been nursing hopes of marrying the girl but not making his intent known until some other person walked away with the prize. Na presumption fail am. Sorry sha o!

  4. Mon

    March 27, 2018 at 2:58 AM

    The accuser need to be charged for bribing, abi e no dey for Law not to bribe, instead of you to continue toasting the lady,show her how much you love her…abi you think say na cow or goat you wan buy? na 21st century we dey abeg o..

  5. DB

    March 27, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    I guess the man never wanted his daughter to marry a Yoruba ma, thereby giving the suitor an almost impossible condition like Saul did to David but was disappointed when the man met the N11million condition. Unfortunately, the greed innate in him caused him to collect the money and still gave his daughter to another from whom he must have collected less just to spite the suitor. Anyway, the judge disappointed me with the bail condition sha, because a greedy man like him should have his bail set at N5million. Men like these are such people will be looking up to for solutions instead of the Almighty God. Barawo!

  6. Jilo

    March 27, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    BTW I would like to see the picture of the lady in question because if a man can spend that kind of money on a woman you never married and you are still spending, then that girl must be real appealing and charming. Nevertheless, it doesn’t require that much to have a hand of a young girl in marriage in Nigeria.

    I can agree that kind of money can be spent over the course of marriage especially when you have kids and other marriage expenses, that is understandable. I’m sure if this Pastor demands for more money from this man Mr. Fatai, he will still give it to him just in the name of marriage. If this girl is Miss Intercontinental, I think there should be limit to her bride price.

  7. fifelomo

    March 27, 2018 at 9:16 PM

    Did I just read that? Hmm pastor of doom!!

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