- Governor Yahaya Bello ordered the closure of a new generation church, The New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry, Okene
- The ministry was closed down for allegedly defrauding members by selling “bulletproof water” among others
- Asides from housing a hospital that is used for taking deliveries and treating sicknesses, the church is also being used as a psychiatric centre
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Kogi state government has sealed up a prayer house, New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry, located in Ageva, Okene local government area of the state for alleged unwholesome practices.
This was disclosed in a statement by Onogwu Muhammed, chief press secretary to the governor.
He said the prayer house, named ‘The New Jerusalem’, was sealed off on Monday over “alleged unwholesome practices”.
The pastor of the church, Peter Adeiza, is currently under investigation. According to the statement, the pastor has no medical training, but was involved in “taking deliveries and transfusing blood, as well as keeping people with mental illness.
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Some people, who are mainly young women claimed they came for prayer and had spent months at the place, including others mentally unstable placed under chains.
The statement reads:
“Pastor of the church, Adeiza Peter, is being investigated by the Police for some criminal activities ranging from fraud, use of his prayer house for medical quackery by taking deliveries and also running psychiatric services, even when it has been discovered he has no medical training.
“The state government delegation comprising the commissioner for information and communication, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo; his counterpart in health, Dr Zakari Usman; the State Security Adviser and Navy Commander, Jerry Omodara (rtd), supervised the enforcement of Governor Yahaya Bello’s directive.
“It was gathered that a number of deaths have been recorded at the prayer house, including pregnant women and others suffering from various ailments, after charging their relatives huge sum of money.
“His supposed assistant, Eneji Seidu, from Adogo, Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State, said the Pastor, who was a musical artist before he received a call to be a Pastor, has been his close friend, noting that he is a true man of God who has been called to help those in need.
“He admitted that people receive medical attention at the church, but denied knowledge of deaths of sick people at the prayer house, saying God had used the Pastor to heal many who comes with challenges.”
Meanwhile, those found at the prayer house would be reunited with their families, just as he urged residents to desist from patronising quacks.
Lady blows hot as pastor punches her during deliverance session, video stirs reactions
Meanwhile, a Nigerian lady got infuriated following her recent deliverance session with a pastor in Warri. A trending video making the rounds online shows the moment curious people probed her to know why she returned angry after going for a service.
She opened up about the pastor punching her during the deliverance session which made her eyes swell. While some people at the market square found her condition a bit hilarious, some others sympathised with her.
Reacting to the viral video, a netizen wrote:
"This one na serious vawulance Abi Dem they blow person eye for deliverance service, abeg name of church. abi something don join ona together b4."
Man who claims to be prophet Odumeje's twin brother shares video after clashing with alleged native doctor
Also, a Nigerian man has stirred massive reactions online after declaring himself the twin brother of prophet Odumeje.
‘Kidnapper’ who flaunts dollars on social media arrested, weeps in police custody, video trends online
Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, popularly known as Odumeje, is a prophet, singer, and general overseer of The Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry.
A video which surfaced online shows the self-acclaimed twin brother of Odumeje creating a scene on a highway while clashing with an alleged native doctor. However, some netizens are insisting that he has no relationship with the prophet, as they accused him of staging a skit to trend.