Housewife drags Christ Embassy Pastor to court for sexually harassing her
A pastor of Christ Embassy Church Pastor, Kenechukwu Kanu aka Kaycee is being threatened with a lawsuit from a worker with Inner City Mission for Children (ICM4C), Mrs. Brenda Nwanguma.
Nwanguma, a member of the Christ Embassy Church, is demanding for justice in respect of alleged work place harassment, intimidation, blackmail and libel.
Nwanguma’s lawyer, Samuel Akpologun, had already petitioned the church.
Nwanguma is threatening to take the church Pastor, Kaycee to court if nothing was done to address the problem.
Earlier this year, Nwanguma, a mother of three, had accused Pastor Kaycee of sexually harassing and victimizing her.
While Nwanguma accused Kaycee, a father of two, of sexual harassment, Kaycee countered by calling her a, “loose woman who has slept with at least two to three men here. Her husband doesn’t know her. He should go and put his house in order. I’m a man of the cloth. There’re certain things I shouldn’t say.”
Nwanguma had further accused Kaycee of having a penchant for sexually harassing and even succeeding in sleeping with women in the organization.
Nwanguma noted that it was because she rebuffed Kaycee’s sexual advances that led to her being victimized. She has decided to take the matter to court after endlessly waiting to hear from the committee constituted by the church to look into the allegations she raised.
Part of Akpologun’s petition states: “It is our brief that on April 3, 2017, our client, Brenda Nwanguma, who is a staff in your organisation, made a complaint to the Head of Administration of the said mission, Pastor Ifeoma Chiemeka, through electronic mail on the following; sexual harassment.
“She said that Pastor Kaycee, who is the head of operation of this said mission, under which our client has worked as a staff, had been sexually harassing our client by making demands to have canal knowledge of her in return for facilitating her transfer from a department with an oppressive boss, to another department.”
The lawyer further stated that because his client turned down Kaycee’s sexual advances, the cleric resorted to victimizing her by posting and transferring her twice, within the space of a month.
Akpologun noted: “The first vindictive transfer was made on January 3, 2017, whereby she was transferred to the Media sub department to act as a Librarian. The second transfer was made via a mail dated January 25, 2017. She was moved to the school pastoral care unit to act as pastoral care coordinator, thus effectively bringing her under the same boss, about whom our client had earlier complained.”
Speaking on discrimination, intimidation and blackmail of his client, the lawyer noted that when his client was forced to report the situation to the Director of the Mission, Mrs. Omoh Alabi, the director allegedly refused, neglected or omitted to respond to Nwanguma’s complaint.
She also allegedly did not take any step to address or investigate the grave allegations contained in the email sent by Nwanguma to her on January 26, 2017.
Akpologun claimed that Omoh blackmailed and intimidated his client until she had to apologise to Kaycee and sent a copy of the letter of apology to Omoh, before she was given any audience.