Powerful APC Northern Governor Orders Closure of Church, Arrests Pastor

Powerful APC Northern Governor Orders Closure of Church, Arrests Pastor

  • A prayer house situated in Okene Kogi state has been sealed on the order of Governor Yahaya Bello
  • It was gathered that the prayer house was involved in medical activities without a license
  • Preliminary investigations also confirmed that the embattled pastor had no medical training

Kogi, Lokoja - The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has ordered the immediate closure of a church carrying out illegal and unlicensed medical activities, PM News reported.

According to the report, the church engages in the selling of "bulletproof water" and other absurd medical practices that does not align with the norm of the profession.

Yahaya Bello, Okene, Lokoja
Law enforcement has begun investigations into Pastor Peter Adeiza's activities. Photo: Governor Yahaya Bello
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Punch reported that the church named ‘The New Jerusalem’ was sealed on Monday, September 26.

Legit.ng gathered that the church was filled with young women who come for prayer and have been staying there for months. It was further gathered that some of the people seen in the church were those with mental illness seeking a miracle.

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Meanwhile, the Pastor of the church, Adeiza Peter is currently in custody as investigations about his activities which range from fraud to the use of his church as a clinic for running psychiatric services without a certified license.

It was further gathered that quite a number of deaths have been recorded under the illegal services rendered by Peter.

Some of the victims include pregnant women, while others suffered a high degree of illness that led to their demise.

However, one Eneji Seidu an associate of Peter said the embattled pastor is a true man of God while he admitted that medical activities were in operation in the church.'

Pastor's friend denies death record in prayer house

Contrastingly, Seidu noted that he was not aware of the deaths recorded in the church but was certain that the embattled pastor has performed a series of miracles that has healed a lot of people.

The Kogi state commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo urged residents not to patronise unauthorised medical centres that are certified by the appropriate body in the government.

Fanwo revealed that after some background investigation about the pastor, it was discovered that he had no medical training.

He said Peter engages in extorting people, doing blood transfusions, and keeping the mentally ill people in the church, claiming to be performing prayers and miracles for them.

Prophet Odumeje's twin brother shares video after clashing with alleged native doctor

In another development, a Nigerian man has gone viral on social media after alleging to be the twin brother of popular prophet Odumeje.

Several videos making the rounds online show him disguising himself as the prophet while claiming a relationship with him.

Social media users have reacted to the viral clips, with many netizens throwing shades and calling him 'Aba made'.

Oro worshippers, church congregants clash, one drops dead

Elsewhere in Lagos state, one person was killed following a clash between Oro traditional worshippers and church congregants in Lagos.

The incident was said to have occurred at the midnight on Tuesday, August 23, in the Oko-Oba area of the state.

No fewer than nine persons have been arrested by the Lagos state police command in connection with the murder.

Source: Legit.ng

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