Constance Marten remains missing with Mark Gordon and their newborn baby.
An aristocrat mother who has gone missing with her rapist partner and their newborn baby was ‘brainwashed’ by a charismatic Nigerian preacher, a friend has said.
Constance Marten is understood to have spent around six months living in Nigeria and working for the controversial pastor T B Joshua, becoming one of his ‘disciples’ at about the time she went to university.
A friend of the 35-year-old, who is known to friends as Toots, said: ‘The experience traumatised her.
‘She was not the same person when she came back. She always used to be wild, but also happy, kind and buoyant.
‘She was darker when she came back and she found things more difficult. She never told us what really happened.’