Police Arrest Two Pastors Over Extra-Marital Affair And Paternity Fraud

The police in Adamawa State said they have arrested two officials of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC), Ebenezer Otinjele and Juliana Daniel, for alleged extra-marital affairs.

The two are clerics heading two new generation churches.

Mr Otinjele is a pastor with the Liberty International Gospel Centre, Yola in Adamawa, while Mrs Daniel is also a female pastor at the Encouragement Fellowship International.

The two suspects are currently being held in police custody at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Yola.

Mrs Daniel is the wife of Eli Daniel, who is an official of the Federal Ministry of Power, Abuja.

It was alleged that Mrs Daniel worked directly under Mr. Otinjele when he was the business manager of the Electricity Distribution Company Yola, where they started a sexual relationship.

Mr Daniel told our reporter that they got married on April 6, 2002 at the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) headquarters in Numan and had five children “including the two she had with Ebenezer whom she made him believe they are his children”.

“After our marriage, I secured a job for her in early 2016 where she was posted to Yola Business unit and later deployed to work in the office of the then business manager, Pastor Ebenezer. This is where they started their extra marital relationship.

“After her deployment to the office of Ebenezer, they stated having sexual intercourse to the extent of committing such act in our matrimonial home at Mbamba.

“They go to the house when the children have gone to school, and that they sometimes send the children to buy something outside if they were at home so as to have space of time,” said the husband in a telephone interview.

He also claimed Mr Otinjele “took his wife to Jalingo for a weekend on 15th September 2016 where she left her male child she had with a 12-year-old housemaid and that the child later fell sick and died suddenly in her absence.”

Mrs Daniel allegedly had two children for Mr Otinjele despite being married to Mr Daniel.

“Immediately such complaint was received, the commissioner of police immediately directed that investigation be conducted and in the course of the investigation the two suspects were invited and as I’m talking to you investigation still on going and as soon as its finished, the command will not hesitate to ensure that law take its course through prosecution,” he said.

 

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