Presiding Pastor of PHD Ministries, Michael Bamgboluwaga has drawn the anger of not a few Facebook users for leaving his wife of eleven years, Esther, after discovering that her supposed parents who consented to their marriage actually abducted her when she was two years old.
Bamgboluwaga had announced on his Facebook timeline that he was making a restitution. Restitution is a doctrine believed to be necessary by some Christian denominations. It involves returning what was wrongly acquired to their rightful owner or making right the wrong done to others.
Bamgboluwaga said the fact that he paid a bride price and had a marriage certificate was irrelevant. He said Esther was free to remarry and that he would take legal steps to formally annul the marriage.
However, in a later post made by the preacher and a response to those who criticised his move, it seemed apparent that he had a not- juicy marital relationship with Esther, a factor which may have also contributed to him making the decision.
He wrote: “As for Esther ADEKEYE …I have forgiven her already if not I won’t be feeding her in the house while am sleeping in church. It is better God take me away than to go and pay her bride price which I don’t even have..
“TELL ESTHER TO PRODUCE ONE PERSON THAT SHE KNEW IN THE LAST 10 YEARS WHO WILL NOT LIE THAT CAN VOUCH FOR HER CHARACTER
“I will not wash Esther linen in public …whenever she is ready she will come openly to make her restitution on lies she is telling all of you God has reveal what is happening now to me before I married her.”
Facebook users as expected, berated Bamgboluwaga over his posts.
“Oga go and remarry you wife back.Whom are you dumping her for? Now you know the real parent so you have no damn excuse,” said James Isaac.
“Go, beg and bring your wife back and go and see the right parent and do the right thing if you don’t want to go hell and your labour to be wasted,” another Facebook user, Salami David Adeola said.
In his response, Gideon Akande had this to say: “Michael Bamgboluwaga you have been looking for different means to excuse her and marry your prophetess now you got an excuse to hide under restitution and you are making yourself a modern false preacher. You have preached hell and now you are making yourself a candidate. This is false teaching of restitution and you want to expose yourself to God’s judgement.”
“If you really stand for love than go to your wife real parent and do the right thing, enough of you people using the bible, the name of God and holiness to deceive people on social media,” said Helena Kieh Kollie.
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See below Screenshots of Bamgboluwaga Facebook post announcing the dumping of his wife.