The female pastor of the Lord's Chosen church is said to be spending time in jail
A female pastor with the Lord's Chosen church in Rivers state is languishing in prison after she allegedly accused a popular businessman and wealthy philanthropist of being a ritualist.
Here is how Views Naija narrated the story as it happened:
When Pastor David Ibiyeomie of salvation ministries said that in ogoni someone can actually make one mad with just #500 many people did not understand, but the man of God actually knew what he was saying!
A local community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State Baranyonwa Dere popular known as B.dere has been thrown into turnmoil and confusion when a popular member of the salvation ministries and self acclaimed philanthropist Mr Lesi Maol was accused of witchcraft and money ritual by a powerful pastor of The Lord's Chosen Charismatic Renewal Ministries pastor Barine popularly known as " mummy chosen.
The once peaceful community is now in crisis as the accused man Mr Maol has since arrested the popular pastor and has vowed to deal with anybody that speaks ill of him or dares his action ,these has however angered members of the community.
According to insider reports, Mr Lesi Maol is the wealthy owner of a popular oil cleaning firm in the capital of the state, Port-Harcourt Giolee Global Resources and a shell contractor, he is also a self aclaimed philanthropist and environmentalist.
He is well respected and admired in his village because of his philanthropic gestures. An indigene of the community who pleaded anonymity for fear of been attacked, the pastor has been in the community for almost two years now cleansing the once evil community of witchcrat, fetish and occultic powers popularly known as "Juju" in an operation tagged " And the enemies Submitted".
The pastor was backed by the leaders of the community and had the full support of the whole village except for the few evil and diabolic ones who has tried severally to kill her both physically and spiritually but for the Power of God on her, she has always escaped their attacks.
They also resorted to blackmail and false accusations so as to expel her from the community but she has hitherto remained in the community and has vowed to liberate the community from evil forces and diabolic powers.
Through her prayers and crusades many families has been liberated, many people have been healed from spiritual attacks and some evil men and women who ones tormented the innocent indigenes of the community has been exposed and their "Juju" were submitted and burnt to the delight of the people, this is after they have confessed to committing various degrees of spiritual atrocities ranging from killing, stroke, madness, bad luck and sleeping with people's wives and other evil vices.
These campaigns endeared the whole community to the pastor as members thronged her church for various spiritual cases where they always get their healings and their problems solved. She was admired and respected by both the young and old of the community as she is seen as a demi god and an angel of God.
Trouble however started in the community early this year when Mr Maol started calling the pastor on phone threatening her and asking her to leave the community or else he will kill her, even when the pastor haven't yet confronted him.
The pastor knowing how wealthy and powerful he is in the community was scared for her life. The pastor then called the leaders of the community and told them how Mr Maol have been threatening to kill her if she doesn't leave the community. She then told the community how Mr Maol got his wealth through money Ritual by killing some indigenes of the community, how he has been stealing people's destinies through his philanthropic and humanitarian gestures.
According to her, "every December he will come home and be sharing bags of rice and monies to the less privileged of the community, but unknown to them he is stealing their destinies and using their lucks to enrich himself. He is the reason why many young men in the community are jobless and useless even after graduating from universities, why many ladies are single and can't get married.
He is responsible for various deaths in the community where he uses innocent bloods to sacrifice to his occultic masters. He is very evil and diabolic and every gift he gives out always comes with a price. That the sufferings and afflictions of the community is the source of his ill gotten wealth. That he belongs to a very powerful cult and he was a former assassin!"
This however did not go down well with the youths of the community as they stormed the residence of Mr Maol to burn it down but for the timely intervention of the elders of the community his house would have been burnt down, however some of his properties were destroyed.
The angry youths vowed that he can never set foot in the community again. Mr Maol however was not happy with the development as he accused the pastor of tarnishing his image and vowed to deal with her decisively.
Few days later when members of the community have gone to their farmlands and various businesses Mr Maol came with men of the special anti robbery squad (SARS) and whisked the pastor away.
When the leaders of the community went to secure her release they were detained and were not allowed to see the pastor. This angered the members of the community that Mr Maol was using his wealth to oppress them, Mr Maol however vowed to deal with anybody that tries to secure her release or anyone that talks bad about him.
This has thrown the community into panic and fear as the people are afraid of the self styled philanthropist. Many families have deserted the community as he has threatened to cause mayhem in the community.
When ViewsNaija visited the community, there was fear and tension in the air as the people were filled with grief but couldn't speak out because of fear of been attacked as the accused man has employed the help of cultists and thugs to unleash terror on the members of the community, it's also perceived that he is enjoying the support of some powerful and occultic individuals of the community.
Speaking to ViewsNaija, an indigene of the community Mr kpekpee said, "I have always suspected the source of the wealth of that young man, he was a former thug and all of a sudden he became very rich and powerful, he should release that innocent woman and submit his Juju. That woman is God sent. She doesn't lie, she have really helped this village, since she came the rate of mysterious deaths and sicknesses have drastically reduced, she's a true servant of the Almighty God and am sure God will see her through."
Another indigene Mrs lebari said, "if Lesi get Juju make e submit, plenty people don submit, make e no use em money to arrest people, nobody big pass this village. Mummy chosen na true child of God, abeg make dem release am!"
Another indigene who choose to remain anonymous said: "Lesi na bad man, na money ritual e do but e dey help people. Em get Juju, em join cult but e dey use church cover up. That pastor never lie before, everything she dey talk na true. Make Lesi release that woman and submit em Juju. Everything e dey dash people em dey steal their luck and destiny. Make God help us o."
Mrs Dugbor said: "He should release that woman, she have really help this village. She healed my cousin from stroke and told us the man that attacked him, this village is very evil, I regret coming from this b.Dere. Juju people too full here!"
As of the time of filling this report the pastor is still in detention and has been refused bail, although she has been pleading to be charged to court so she can prove her case. However Mr Maol have used his wealth and connections to make sure she is never released and have vowed to make sure she rots into jail.