Crime WatchReligion

General Overseer allegedly tries to kidnap bishop in Delta

Police officers have arrested the founder of a new generation church over an alleged attempt to kidnap a fellow bishop in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The Delta State Police Command disclosed that the General Overseer identified as Bishop Godfrey, was arrested along with his wife, an Assistant Pastor, elders and others who are currently detained at the Ughelli Police A’ Division.

It was further learnt that the cleric, whose church is located in Agbarho, was traced and apprehended at a hideout he escaped to after getting wind of the arrest of his wife and others.

The State PPRO, SP Edafe Bright confirmed the arrest on Monday and explained that that investigation was on to unravel the incident.

Police were said to have recovered three Army uniforms at the residence of the religious leader while executing a search warrant. Over 20 Sim cards were also recovered.

In another news…

A middle-aged woman identified as Madam Alimot, has confessed to conniving with pastors to stage fake miracles and deliverance sessions for churches to get new members.

She was apprehended for her involvement in a fraudulent scheme that staged fake miracles in a church located in one of the South-West states.

The Oluyole Security Surveillance Team took her into custody after reports emerged of her exploiting a teenage boy and threatening him when he threatened to expose their activities.

Opening up about her fraudulent practice in an interview, the woman in her 50s revealed that she recruited the teenage nephew of one of her tenants, to participate in one such performance where he was made to pretend to be deaf and then miraculously regain his hearing.

But after the service, the pastor who received substantial cash donations gave the teenager only N500 and threatened by Alimot to keep quiet about the deceit.

She narrated; “Sometimes, a member of the syndicate would act as an imbec!le. Other times, I would act like someone who is a witch and had rendered her husband impotent. After my ‘confession,’ the pastor would use anointing oil and water to restore the manhood of the syndicate member who would pretend to be my husband.

“I could also act as if I spiritually attacked the child of my rival in my marriage. The person who introduced the business to me lived at OkeAdu. She was known as Iya Deola but died recently. I have worked with the syndicate about four times and I made up my mind not to go to the church for such deceit again. I kept off the business for almost two years before I ventured into it again. Lately, my mind just went to her, and I borrowed the phone of the boy, whose involvement exposed me, to call her…”