Bayelsa State based pastor, Kingsley Abiekunogho, who is G.O of God is Able Mega Fire Ministry, Opolo, was on Wednesday arrested and arraigned for alleged fake prophecy and obtaining by trick. Abiekunogho was alleged to have fraudulently obtained a Toyota sport utility vehicle and N20,000 from a church member, Seiyefa Sayou, in exchange for spiritual breakthroughs.
According to Sayou, he had been invited to the church by a friend on September 9, 2017, during a crusade of the church. On getting to the church, a guest minister, identified as Apostle Chris, from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, convinced him to give the sum of N20,000 and his SUV. Sayou was said to have parted with the vehicle and the money after Apostle Chris had narrated frightening stories of how people that didn’t give died mysteriously and how he (Sayou) would die if he failed to give the items.
Abiekunogho allegedly promised Sayou, through the guest minister, that in a month’s time, he (Sayou) would receive whatever he had donated to the church in double folds. According to the victim:
“The guest pastor gave me honey to drink and mandated me to do change of ownership of the vehicle immediately. Thereafter, I went to a shop, bought a nylon bag and packed all my belongings and went home.
When I woke up the next day, I started looking for the car, then my wife reminded him that I had sown it as a seed in the church. After several months, things got worse for me.
So, I asked the pastor to return my vehicle. When he refused, I reported to the police. He later said he had sold the car which I bought N3.9m, for N1.5m.”
Abiekunogho was arraigned before Magistrate, Eke Spiff, who ordered Abiekunogho to produce the guest minister in court at the next hearing on April 4, 2018.