Publisher of popular Christian devotional Our Daily Manna, Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe, has been indicted by an alleged telephone recording, making advances to a female member of his congregation.
The accusation was made by Rita Ibeni, a member of Our Daily Manna/Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry, who claimed her bishop, Chris Kwakpovwe, made advances at her, The Cable reports.
According to transcripts of the said tape, a male voice alleged to be that of the bishop confessed love for Ibeni and expressed interest in having relations with her.
“I’m crazy about you but you are not so I decided to take my eyes off you. I’m just looking for someone to take out, yesterday I took somebody out yesterday and I want to take you out today but you are running from me, you would have enjoyed the two days now.
Even Mummy respects you,” the male voice was heard saying. The male voice assured Ibeni that she would enjoy every bit of the encounter.
“Don’t worry before I do it, I’ll tell you. Don’t you know I can do it, I will do it and you will enjoy it, you will forget your name. You will be calling my name Chris, Chris. I can’t wait to have you.
“I’m missing you crazy please plan for us to see. If you want us to marry, we will have to plan it. I can never have more than two, I can not cope with anyone other than Mummy and you. You don’t call or text. I’m in Lekki, working alone and I want to hear from you, I prefer Whatsapp messages,” the male voice said.
However, the church has dismissed the alleged recording as a cloned voice which is not that of Bishop Kwakpovwe. The church in a statement signed by the Honesty Eguridu for pastoral council and board of deacons and deaconesses said the voice message was being circulated via social media by some unscrupulous elements.
The statement said:
“The said audio voice recordings which have a semblance of the bishop’s voice are conveying adverse messages which are against the tenets and principles of the ODM vision.
“The most recent in the series of these cloned voice messages is the message asking the recipient to support the ODM vision with monetary donations by calling a certain number with a warning not to inform someone else about it.
“We want to state without any element of equivocation, that the voice message referred to above and others like it are not from Bishop (Dr.) Chris Kwakpovwe. The voice in these messages is not the Bishop’s voice.”
The church said satanic agents had employed the aid of technology to cause distraction and havoc in the body of Christ. It called on the members of the church and the public to disregard the voice message.