Oyakhilome Inc: Investigation shows Pastor Chris with secret companies, questionable deals [DETAILS]
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An investigation by Premium Times has unveiled complex business dealings by pentecostal pastor, entrepreneur and President of Believer’s LoveWorld Inc (popularly known as Christ Embassy), Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Excerpts from the lengthy report indicate that the controversial figure (fondly called ‘Pastor Chris’) has employed financial fronts, and taken advantage of tax havens in the Carribeans to extend an already publicly impressive wealth profile. In addition, some directors in the unveiled companies hold shares on behalf of the pastor’s now teenage daughters, Carolyn and Sharon.
According to the report:
The company in question is Gmobile Nigeria Limited, an offshore firm incorporated in 2007 in a Caribbean tax haven, the British Virgin Islands, according to a cache of documents reviewed byPremium Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The shareholders listed in the documents include Oyakhilome’s wife, Anita; another pastor in his organization, Thomas Amenkhienan; a business associate, Aigobomian Inegbedion; and another British Virgin Islands’ company, GTMT International Group Limited.
Documents reviewed by ICIJ and Premium Times show that Anita Oyakhihome held 17, 750 of Gmobile’s 50,000 shares, with Amenkhienan owning 1,500 and Inegbedion 750. The fourth shareholder, GTMT International, also a British Virgin Islands’ company, owned by South African investors, held 30,000 shares.
The documents show that some of these individuals held shares in trust for two minors. The records don’t identify the minors, but Inegbedion confirmed that the minors referred to in the documents were the Oyakhilomes’ daughters, quickly adding that there was nothing wrong with that.
“Their parents bought the shares for them because they have rights to own shares,” Mr. Inegbedion said. “A day-old child has a right to own shares in companies.” He declined to say which of Gmobile directors held shares in trust for the girls.
The Oyakhilomes did not respond to emails sent to their personal and church websites.
(For us here we'll just say many are the afflictions of the righteous)