By lduozee Paul, Benin Edo State commissioner of Police, Dan Mallam Muhammed has paraded a 38 years old fake Apostle of Glory Land Ministry, Samuel
By lduozee Paul, Benin
Edo State commissioner of Police, Dan Mallam Muhammed has paraded a 38 years old fake Apostle of Glory Land Ministry, Samuel Ekene for impregnating one of his church members, by name Miracle Nwabueze and other suspects involved in various crimes ranging from kidnapping, stealing, raping, cultism to armed robbery and other criminals acts in Benin City, the state capital. A total of 120 suspects were total number of suspects paraded before the press.
The police boss while addressing journalists in his office, said 100 suspects have been apprehended so far in connection with the cult clash between different rival cultist groups in the state. He solicited for the support of the public for collective well being of all, to enable the police bring more hoodlums in the state to book.
CP Muhammed said all the suspects found with dangerous weapons and ammunition will be charged to court for proper prosecution. He alleged that most of the suspects are from Ondo, Delta and Kogi states.
The police boss also disclosed
that 11 suspects had been arrested in connection with the killing of police
officers at Afuze Police Station on March 12, 2019. He said the suspects are in
According to him, the Edo Police embarked on a mass aggressive hunt of hide-outs of criminals and apprehended them and some of the exhibits recovered included, three cut to size guns, four single- barrel guns, 103 varied arms and ammunition, charms, native white chalk and others.
ln an exclusive interview with fake Apostle Samuel Ekene, he accepted impregnating his church member.
He narrated the ordeal thus:
“My name is
Apostle Samuel Ekene, pastor of Glory Land Ministry in Benin City. I am 38
years old, married but no child. The reason why l was pararded is because I had
a girl in my church named Miracle Nwabueze. Sometime last year in August, l had
pre- marital affair with Miracle. ln January 2019, she complained she had
stomach pain, that it looked as if she is pregnant. So, l told one of my
members, named Happy Johnson to take her to the hospital. When they got to the hospital
the doctor confirmed that Miracle is two months pregnant.
The doctor also said Miracle had been taking anti-botic drugs to stop the baby, which led to bad complications in her stomach or womb.
“Then the doctor referred us to another hospital where we did surgical operation and it was successful. The following day my wife and one of my members went to see the girl. My wife was arrested and l went to the station to meet the IPO in charge of the case. The police arrested me, and said l am the prime suspect, took me to my church and got confessional statements from me. During the search the police saw palm kernel, white native chalk, concoctions, native medicines, and other items. It is members of my church that brought it to my church which l used to conduct deliverance and prayer,” he lamented.
Ekene said he has not heard any comment from the girl’s parents since the incident occurred, but claimed his family is in touch with the girl’s relatives. The charms,concoction, native chalk oil found with him, he claimed he uses to do healing deliverance for his members explaining that while some of the items belong to him, others were brought there by members for their deliverance.
Narrating how she took the girl to the hospital, Happy Johnson, a 32 years old with four children said it was Apostle Samuel that told her to take Miracle to the hospital. She said Miracle was complaining of stomach pain which she suspected to be as appendicitis, but getting to the hospital the doctor said she was pregnant and that the baby had died in her womb because of the anti-biotic drugs she took to stop the pregnancy. She said she regretted being paraded by the police.