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Nigerian Pastor Arrested For Snatching Church Member’s Wife

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Nigerian Pastor Arrested For Snatching Church Member’s Wife

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Feb 9, 2013 – Nigerian Pastor Arrested For Snatching Married Church Member’s Wife

A Nigeria court has begun hearing the case of one cleric, Peter Ododa, who allegedly eloped with a member of his church, a married woman.

The Complainant’s Counsel, Mr Sunday Ijiga, told the Upper Area Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State that his client, whose name he gave simply as Mr Okpara, got married to his wife on March 28, 2008, only for her to disappear in 2012.

“He said his wife Grace Okpara had shortly after their wedding joined the Holy Family Praying Ministry in New Karu.

“He said also that after he was once invited by his wife to the prayer house, he had since then been uncomfortable with the place.

His wife continued visiting the prayer house, and suddenly started behaving strangely. Later in September 2011, she abandoned her husband and eloped with the accused who is the Lead Pastor at the church,’’ Ijiga said.

The counsel said that Okpara later reported his ordeal to the District Head of New Karu, who summoned Ododa and made him return Grace to her husband.

Ijiga said that from investigation, it was revealed that the pastor eloped with Grace finally in 2012.

“In spite of all the interventions and warnings from different parties, he refused to produce Okpara’s wife for him,’’ the lawyer said.

In his response, Ododa pleaded not guilty and insisted that Grace was not in his custody.

The Judge, Mr Vincent Gwahemba, ordered Okpara to produce his witnesses at the case’s next hearing date.

He also invited the district head to be at the next hearing of the case.

The judge asked for further investigations into the case and adjourned the matter to February 20 for ruling.




  1. Idowu

    February 9, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    For the past 1hour i’ve been holding my phone;i dont even know what to say.God,please have mercy on our generation. We are worst than sodom & gomorrah! Even some so called pastors are not left out. God oooooooooooo! Have mercy!

  2. Akoriba

    February 9, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Till 20th

  3. david emmanuel

    February 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    I dont see dis as a new thing but rather as one of the end time event

  4. musti almusti

    February 9, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    please we have to acts n behave like humanbeings in any circumstance learn how to control our desires n emotions because if u dont u are always subject of gist in the society and diverting n creating enemity among close associate. Lastly no body above mistake we should seeks 4givenes n repent our sins coz no body knows how his life-cycle would be

  5. Rick mae

    February 9, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Na wa 4 ds kind case… R they sure d so-called pastor is a pastor?

  6. Abdullahi Yusuf

    February 10, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    Hmmm, na waoo. Indeed d so called men of god are d once engaging in many social vices as always being reported: wife snatching, sexual scam, visa scam and many to mention. Followers shine your eyes and knw d reality bcos u lack adequate analytical ability 4 urselves bt blindly and ignorantly do wat ur ask to do and nt wat is written.

  7. Rick mae

    February 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Na wa oo..

  8. edem

    February 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    some pastors of today are like fraudsters.

  9. deLuxy

    February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Hmm….. I dnt have a final say till 20th..

  10. Rita

    February 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Whose fault is it? The pastor or the woman?

  11. Toyin

    February 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Too bad

  12. Odeyemi Stephen Olusesan

    April 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Wonder can never end among the fake priest. What a sinful world we are!

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