List of popular Nigerian pastors hit with sex allegations


TB Joshua, Chris Oyakhilome, Biodun Fatoyinbo and Johnson Suleman
Nigerians have witnessed tons of sexual allegations levelled against their favorite pastors, particularly, with their staff.

In the wake of the BBC’s exposé on the late prophet TB Joshua who has been accused of fraud, rape among others, we take a look at other pastors who have suffered similar fate.

Check out the list below:

Prophet T.B Joshua -2024

The late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died in 2021 but has recently been accused of abuse and torture of multiple women in a BBC documentary.

Several individuals accounted that they experienced physical torture and violence allegedly perpetrated by the late cleric, including individuals being whipped and chained and child abuse, to mention a few.

Several women have claimed to be sexually assaulted, while some are alleging that they were consistently raped for some time within the church premises.

Also, there were allegations of multiple forced abortions within SCOAN resulting from the alleged rapes.

A woman claimed that she went through termination five different times.

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo – 2013, 2018

Biodun Fatoyinbo, the leader and founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), was accused by a blogger, Ese Walter, of an affair in 2013.

In 2018, the controversy gained prominence when Bukola Dakolo accused the cleric of rape, leading to a public uproar.

Apostle Johnson Suleman -2017

The spiritual leader of the Omega Fire Ministries was accused by Stephanie Otobo in 2017 of impregnating her.

However, Stephanie later admitted that some politicians paid her to tarnish the pastor’s image.

The cleric was then challenged on the perception that he was a spiritually equipped pastor.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome -2014

Oyakhilome, the founder of the Christ Embassy, was in the headlines in 2014 when he separated from his wife, Anita Oyaakhilome.

Anita alleged that the pastor was involved in adultery and unreasonable behaviours and that they were the reasons that she and Pastor Chris had to dissolve the marriage.

The cleric denied the allegations, saying external influences orchestrated them.

Rev. Ken Oyakhilome – 2014

After the crash of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s marriage, reports have alleged that his brother, Rev. Ken, allegedly impregnated a South African member of the church.

It was alleged that the congregation of the church saw the affair as an open secret.

The church subsequently took measures to hush the scandal.

Others are listed below:


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