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Pastor In Viral Sex Video Relocates Church Over Threats

This man shouldn't be talking about Church, but learning how to subdue his body, rise above s*xual immorality and reconcile with God truly, before he can be an effective Pastor.

Even if he had married the lady he slept with several times and was happily recording the sinful act, it's possible that he would still mess up with other ladies, because he is obviously living in DENIAL of the consequences of his actions...
Embattled cleric, Apostle Chris Omatsola, who is at the centre of a viral s*x video scandal, has relocated his church over threats that trailed the release of the clip.

This was after The Punch visited two locations of the church in the Lekki and Ajah areas of Lagos on Sunday to see the effect of the incident on members. Nobody was seen at both locations.

Recall that Omatsola, who is the Presiding Pastor of Zionwealth of Life Assembly, and his former lover, Tamaratokoni Okpe, had a clash over a s*x video, which was leaked on the Internet.

The two estranged lovers, who allegedly dated for about seven months, had sinful s*x several times during the fling, which was filmed.

After things fell apart between them, the lurid video emerged online.

Okpe had accused Omatsola of releasing the video to force her into marriage with him, while the cleric denied the claim, saying the video was leaked to blackmail him. He alleged that Okpe demanded N200m from him.

On a visit to the church locations on Admiralty Way, Lekki, and Bendid Plaza, Ado Road, Ajah, on Sunday, it was noticed that service did not hold.

Some residents of the areas told The Punch that they did not know anything about the church.

When The Punch called Omatsola’s telephone line, a man who picked the call said the pastor had become depressed by media attacks and public criticisms, adding that he was not available for comments.

The correspondent, however, insisted on speaking to the pastor.

When Omatsola eventually agreed to speak, he said he had relocated his ministry because he feared for his life and those of his members.


While insisting that he did not leak the video, he added that his only regret was having premarital s*x.

He stated, “A lot of waters have gone under the bridge. We are trying to protect ourselves from the public, because they have not really been fair to us. We still have a lot of our people, although this has affected our ministry grossly. Our church is a ministry. It is an assembly of young people.

We have a location where we meet for now because of what happened; we have been receiving a lot of threats; some people are saying they want to burn our church. We had to change the location to a designated place where we meet and we will not share that with the public, because we don’t want the public; we know our people.”

Omatsola, who noted that he had apologised to his members, said they knew the truth about the incident.

He added that the incident had affected him psychologically and had helped him to have a better sense of judgment.

First of all, I was wrong to have had a s*x date with somebody I was supposed to marry. But this should not be an instrument of blackmail. It’s really outrageous. My followers know the truth. They know who they are following,” he added.