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Kogi govt seals Okene church, hospital over alleged fraudulent, unwholesome activities

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has ordered the closure of a New Technology Church, The New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry situated in Okene, Central A part of Kogi State.

The church proprietor has been within the information for allegedly defrauding members by promoting anointed water named “Bulletproof Water” and working an unapproved medical facility and not using a license to that impact.

The Pastor popularly often called Peter Adeiza a music artist turned Pastor is alleged to have been working the power for the reason that yr 2008, the place many individuals are stated to have died on account of the unlawful and unhygienic medical observe.

The Kogi State Safety Adviser, Jerry Omodara within the firm of the Data and Well being Commissioners, Kingsley Fanwo and Zekeri Usman, different authorities officers and a Safety Company effected the seal order by Governor Bello.

Upon getting into the church premises, virtually 100 folks have been seen within the constructing that was stated to have been permitted to be a residential space.

It was found that other than housing a hospital that’s used for unlawful supply of infants and treating diseases, the premises additionally serves as a psychiatric and rehabilitation dwelling

Many alleged mad folks have been seen in chains inside the premises of the church.

Members and worshippers confirmed that they’ve been receiving therapies for various illnesses from the self-acclaimed Man of God.

Mary Oyiza who was chained confirmed that she had a terminal illness and received recovered after she was given anointed water by the pastor. She added that she was chained by an agent of the pastor after she recovered from her sickness.

Yunusa Sanusi a member of the group stated his spouse was invited to the church on account of an inner illness that was threatening her life however she misplaced her life afterwards.

Sanusi stated, “the pastor known as me to return and pay for blood transfusion and I paid over 13 thousand naira however he didn’t do something”.

“It took the intervention of the group earlier than the pastor may launch the corpse of my spouse to me”.

The State Safety Adviser claimed the Pastor had earlier been arrested following a preliminary investigation by the State Investigation Bureau of the Nigeria Police and the Division of State Providers.

Omodara added that there’s sufficient documented proof to indicate that what they observe is opposite to each non secular and medical practices.

He stated, “In a few days, he shall be arraigned in court docket and shall be prosecuted if discovered responsible”.

Whereas addressing newsmen, the Kogi State Commissioner for Data Kingsley Fanwo stated “we’re right here for the singular function of finishing up the Order of the Governor to see what is occurring right here and see find out how to safeguard the curiosity and well being of our folks”.

On his half, the Kogi State Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Zekeri Usman stated the well being of residents and residents of Kogi State stays a precedence for the federal government they usually as brokers of the state is not going to tolerate any act that may threaten the well being and peace of its residents.

Commissioner of Police Edward Egbuka represented by Okene Space Commander, ACP Ibrahim Usman stated the Police and different safety companies are on floor to make sure that the premises stay sealed in addition to to take care of regulation and order.

Kogi govt seals Okene church, hospital over alleged fraudulent, unwholesome actions

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