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Gang Performing Fake, Staged-Managed Miracles For Nigerian Pastors Arrested

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Gang Performing Fake, Staged-Managed Miracles For Nigerian Pastors Arrested

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Jan 18, 2015 – Gang Performing Fake, Staged-Managed Miracles For Nigerian Pastors Arrested

When God revealed it to the presiding pastor (Pastor and church’s identities withheld) of one of the Pentecostal churches in Ogba area of Lagos to or­ganize a week long crusade last December, the man of God must have probably anticipated that God was planning to perform major miracles that would cata­pult his ministry to the next level.

Indeed, miracles were not in short supplies at the crusade. How­ever, the supposed miracles, as it turned out, have little or nothing to do with the church beyond the fact of the church being the host of the crusade where the ‘wonders’ took place.

As it appears, God has only decided to use the church in ques­tion as a base to launch an assault against the wolves who parade themselves in sheep skin and to sanitize the Christendom which is being infiltrated by impostors who fake miracles with the sole intention of deceiving unsuspect­ing Christian faithful for selfish motive.

No fewer than four members of a syndicate which specializes in stage-managing miracles in churches in the country are cur­rently squealing on some pastors of notable churches they work for in the country as well as some of the miracles that they have conjured in conjunction with their accom­plices.

Undoubtedly, nothing short of a divine intervention would have been responsible for the arrest of the suspects who are currently furnishing the police with information about their modus operandi, past exploits and their accomplices.

Sunday Sun reliably gathered that the church where the miracles took place had organized a week long programme during which a Ghanaian pastor (name withheld) was invited as a guest minister. The Ghanaian pastor, it was learnt, ministered for most part of the pro­grammes during which a number of miracles was said to have taken place.

The Ghanaian pastor, however, returned to Ghana a day before the last day of the crusade while the host pastor carried on with the programme. At the end of the pro­gramme, Sunday Sun gathered that a man and woman approached the host pastor from whom they requested to meet the Ghanaian pastor who they thought was the real pastor of the church. “They were shocked to discover that the Ghanaian pastor was only invited to minister during the programme,” a source who craved anonymity disclosed.

Having recovered from their shocks “they informed the host pastor that the Ghanaian pastor hired them to stage-manage miracles that took place during the programme and promised to pay them the sum of N250,000 which he never did before he left. They later demanded that the host pastor pay them the said amount since their acts were staged in the church, a demand the pastor declined, insisting he knew nothing about it.” Sun­day Sun further learnt that the host pastor would later call the Ghanaian pastor who allegedly denied knowing or contracting the gang.

Confused by the turn of event, the host pastor called to inform one of his friends, a pastor who advised him to report the matter to the po­lice since the people insisted they would not leave until they were paid for the services they rendered. “So he pretended to play along with them and succeeded in getting them arrested along with two other suspects.

Among those arrested are two men who gave their names as Joshua Ifeanyi and Kazeem Akinwale and two women who identified themselves as Mary Arikawe and Kemi Adeniyi. The suspects who are currently being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Panti, Yaba, Sunday Sun was reliably informed are members of a syndicate which operates across the country. “They have confessed to be members of a syndicate which operates across the country. But those arrested so far are members of a seven-mem­ber gang which operational base is the South-west zone. There are other groups which operate in other zones in the country. The South-west group is headed by an Ibadan-based woman simply identified as Iya Ibo,” Sunday Sun was informed.

Although the Ghanaian pastor denied knowing the group, his denial appears not to hold water as it was gathered that the host pastor was able to identify two of the suspects to include those who claimed to have received miracles under the ministration of the Ghanaian pastor. “One of the two men arrested was said to have been recognized by the host pastor as the one who came to the crusade with POP around his neck, which the Ghanaian pastor pulled off and got healed after he was prayed for. And again one of the women was identified as the one whom the pastor brought out from the congregation and revealed so many things about her which she also affirmed as true during the programme. One of the things he said about the woman is that her husband deserted her over three years ago, a claim the woman said was true. He later prophesied that her husband would return soon.”

Revealing their mode of operation, the suspects reportedly said besides staging and being recipients of fake miracles, they also tried to get information about people, their problem and gave to their principals who would later relate to them during service as if he was seeing visions or receiving revelation from God.

As at the last count no fewer than names of 10 persons who claimed to be men of God had been mentioned. But a police source informed Sunday Sun that the police are still on the trail of other suspects while investigation concerning pastors involved is still ongoing. “Cases such as this one require extreme caution. That is why we are being meticulous about those pastors that have been mentioned so far but I can assure you that thorough investigation will be done on the case,” the source disclosed.

[Reported By Sunday Sun]



  1. Larape Samson

    January 18, 2015 at 5:49 AM

    Pastor sign firebrand,tb Joshua and another one in Ipaja should be arrested. They are the ones hiring these criminals to perform fake miracles.

  2. Mark Orjiabor

    January 18, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    Nigerians are so easy to manipulate. TB Joshua is the key of stage-managed miracle and must be investigated

    • p

      January 18, 2015 at 6:11 AM

      This is nothing new. I have said this from time, these pastors are all liars. Chief manipulators. They cannot attempt to heal nobody in a congregation full of white people. Because white man Will ask questions and investigate. Nigerians Africans are too gullible very easy to manipulate.

  3. p

    January 18, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    Nothing will come out of this case. It’s a open and close case. Assuming the story is true, can you imagine police arrest Chris oyakilome or tb Joshua. Pastors are to powerful they are untouchable crooks.

  4. clement

    January 18, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Only God will save us from der hands,wen ppl look 4 money by all cost anytin can b done,bt God will continue 2 expose dem all.

  5. Metu Nyetu

    January 18, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Anybody who is despr8 about miracles is a first-class candid8 2b victimised by diz wanglers using d bible. I’v said it b4. Christians shd please tame their longings 4 signs & wonders. Let us make d redemption of our souls our primary concern.

    There r many ppl who cnt stay in a church except prophecies fly frm d pastors mouth like confused bats in a dark cave; except miracles descend sporadically upon members chosen @ ramdom. Diz things r gud, provided their genuineness. But wat about ur soul? D only reason Y diz fake pastors r succesful 2day is dat they’ve realised dat spiritual needs hav been shunted 2a corner, whereas material needs r all dat is sought afta.

    2day, even if an unknown pastor walks up2me & reels out my past, present&future, God knws I wdnt move half a bit. Diz are d ones who hav made d precious Name of Our Lord a sport 4 all forms of ridicle b4 unbelivers.

  6. pa

    January 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Has anyone questioned why these men of God don’t visit disable homes, hospitals to heal the sick. Why must healing and miracle take place in the church. Jesus and his disciples traveled all over jerusalem performing miracles and healings. For lack of knowledge my people are blind.

  7. OLA

    January 19, 2015 at 1:18 AM


    • pa

      January 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM

      Hahaha ola you’re so correct and funny.

  8. Solomon

    March 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    One needs to proove every spirit bcos fake prophets are around. People are hungry for miracles instead of casting their needs on God thru’ Jesus Christ.

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