Pastors, church members arrested for fake miracles  

The suspects

Pastor Favour David of Wonders Assembly Ministry in Lekki area of Lagos and his Elijah Ministry counterpart in Port Harcourt, Pastor Favour Chimobi, have been arrested for stage managing a miracle, a statement by the Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana said.

The pair, according to the release carried out the dastardly act hand in glove with Rukayat Folawewo and Bunmi Joshua, who are also being taken into custody.

The statement reads in part: “The command has arrested four suspects in Lekki/Epe area, who pose as pastors to conduct fake miracles, prophecies and testimonies for unsuspecting members of the public to collect money from them and engage in other dubious means of enriching themselves.

“On Friday, November 29, 2019, the command acted on an intelligence report by covert operatives of the SCIID, who monitored the activities of a fraudulent syndicate. A pastor, Favour David, who specialised in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public by procuring fake members for the Wonders Assembly Ministry, was arrested with two women, Rukayat Folawewo and Bunmi Joshua, who pretended to be members and were miraculously healed by the pastor after being involved in a car accident.

“While the other woman, Bunmi Joshua, gave fake testimony to church members that her son, who was deaf and dumb, could now hear and talk and was healed by another pastor, Favour Chimobi of the Elijah Ministry 9, Igirita Street, Port Harcourt, who works alongside Pastor David  Favour.”

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