Prophet Divine Okoh, who married his wife in the same month they met on Facebook, has spoken exclusively to LIB about his marriage crisis.
Online reports claimed that Divine Okoh, from Delta state, and Happiness Nwakanma, from Abia State, met on Facebook and married in the same month, only for their marriage to crash after three months because the prophet refused to fulfil his promise to send her to school (read here).
Speaking to LIB, Prophet Divine Okoh, the General Overseer of Healing Grace Deliverance Ministry, admitted that he and Happiness met on the comment section of a Facebook post and married shortly after.
He said they didn’t date because Happiness had told him that her family doesn’t support dating, only marriage, so he asked to see her people immediately.
He said: “I told her, I’m a pastor, I can’t even keep relationship neither can I have any carnal knowledge with you but since it’s how your family want it, that they want a man who is serious to do the right thing on time, it’s even good for me as a pastor.”
Asked when he met and married Happiness, he said they met on Facebook on March 12 and they married “that same March or April.”
He explained that despite seeing her ”behaviour” on Facebook, he married her because men of God don’t condemn.
He told LIB: “We men of God we don’t condemn people, if not I would have condemned her the first place when I look at the way she is on Facebook.
“But for me, I believe that nobody is to be condemned. You can change anybody. That was the first thing that made me believe that let me have a conversation with her.”
Speaking about the reason for their split, he admitted that it had to do with Happiness going back to school.
He explained that he promised her family that he will allow her go back to school after marriage but he never promised to be the one to sponsor her in school.
He said he expected that her family who were already training her in school would continue. However, they insisted he must be the one to sponsor her education.
He added that ”Happiness’ mother is the one misleading her and said that even Happiness’ father left the marriage 15 years ago because of his wife’s behaviour.”
He went on to narrate how Happiness ‘ mother tried to stop him from following due process to seek the bride’s father’s consent before marriage.
He shared with LIB an exclusive photo of him making out time to go on his own to see his bride’s father in Abia State and get his blessings.
He admitted that their marriage only lasted for three months before it ended.
Listen to him speak below.