Helen, the wife of Ayo Oritsejafor, the Nigerian pastor, has dismissed viral claims that they have parted ways.
Oritsejafor is the founding and senior pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Delta state.
He is also a former national president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Rumours recently swirled that the cleric and his wife ended their marriage of 25 years over infidelity.
It was also rumoured that Helen had moved out of their matrimonial home.
But in a Facebook post on Monday, Helen described the reports as “fake, malicious, and unthinkable”.
“Fam, my attention has been drawn to the fake and malicious news making rounds on blogs, social media platforms and the newspapers against my character and that of my family. It’s totally unbelievable, reprehensible and unthinkable and it’s important that I make the facts clear,” she wrote.
“I am a wife, a mother and a woman of God, and I uphold the tenets of my Christian faith and marriage. My family and home is the most important part of my life.
“I, therefore, appeal to everyone to put our interest and that of our lovely kids, above the need to profit from this baseless endeavour. My husband and I are not divorced unless people get divorced on social media and I have never been unfaithful to my husband, whom I love very dearly.”
Helen said she has informed her lawyers to take legal action against those who circulated the divor
“These are works of the devil and his agents to dent my character and good works. Over the years, I have committed my time and resources towards reaching out to the needy, providing support to widows and giving scholarships to orphans,” she added.
“I have also taught and mentored a lot of young women on the principles of building and living happily with their spouses through my various platforms both on and offline. I cannot go against my own beliefs.
“I plead with the general public to give my family the privacy it needs and disregard cheap attempts to dent my image. In retrospect to the fake news, I have briefed my lawyers and all necessary legal actions are being taken. Thank you all and stay blessed.”
Opeyemi Falegan, the politician and brother to Helen, had also debunked the rumour.