I deceived people, used magic and called it miracle. I did a lot of unholy things in the name of God. I made money and as I was planning to buy a Jet things went wrong. Today, I regretted all these.
He bares his mind to this reporter ,”Please Oga Journalist don’t mention my name ”. He repeated his warning ”Don’t ever record my voice and please switch off your phone (he took the phone and switched it off) but you can jot down your points” .
IN THE BEGINNING
” My story is irritating, disgusting ,nauseating and nasty. I am ashamed of myself but I have repented . You see, I finished from the University of …….. in late 70s and have my Bachelor of Arts degree in English language with a second Class Upper Division from a prestigious University. Believe me, by then jobs were waiting for me and one of them was teaching .
”My father was a respected Reverend in one of the Anglican Churches from the 60s till 80s, and you know there were no miracles then ,it was only Jeesu nwosan, Jeesu ngbala, Ara ,Oore, E wa too wo, oyinmomo we sang ( Jesus heals , Jesus saves , friends , come and taste it , its sweet). Unfortunately, my father died a poor Reverend.
”In the early 80s I started going to Pentecostal churches where they preached miracles and prosperity. There was a serious drift from the age -long orthodox churches to Pentecostal Churches!. In fact it threatened the orthodox churches.
” I got closer to some of these overnight Pastors/Men of God and knew the secret behind their high number of their congregants ,wealth, miracles and their speaking in tongue etc. After two years I founded my own Ministry.
HOW I GOT MY POWER
”Today how many are speaking in tongue? How many miracles are genuine?. How many are Holy spirit- filled?. All is ruse and voodooism .
”I used afose ( juju) and I also have talismanic rings from India ,I have ifunpa and igbadi (leather strings) . There was a special water I used to bath with in the morning before going to face the congregation. In fact I used to take hard drink and ”shirk” ,used perfume and be licking sweet before going to church to minister.
” For miracle to happen one needs to belong. To be able to speak in tongue one needs to be ‘taught’. To be rich one needs a tutor /mentor. I slept in the bush for one month eating a whole raw bush rat everyday . I buried six Holy Bible and seven of Six and Seven Books of Moses at the altar while in all corners of the Church I buried houseflies, three live tortoises and two heads of male and female crocodiles . I used mucuish dirt ( log or gunk ) of a dog (ipin oju) in order to be seeing vision and foretell the future. In the middle of the church I buried a big cow that was how my church grew. At the beneath of the Pulpit, Altar, pews and entrances to the church I buried strange things there . Apart from this ,human beings were buried alive in the four corners of the church. Each time I remember how some of them cried in pains I felt sick.
”The miracles I performed always lasted two weeks only and the disease or problem of the healed person would come back again.
”While performing miracles , I would stretch out my right hand, (with esoteric power ) fixed my eyes on their sore/withered limbs and healed them but the healing was always temporal. At times I would connive with some greedy Medical personnel in the laboratories to forge and issue fake HIV /AIDS positive and negative reports for the intending patients who would pose to have the disease and got healed. I would mix their medication with their food and water to make sure they are healed or recuperate from their ailments(for those having curable diseases) yet always instruct them not to take medication (so that my own ‘miracle’ would work). In church I would organize some strangers who would pretend to be crippled and before the service starts would walk round and make sure they were seen and sighted by many people but nobody knew them .Mind you, we have experts who were paid and could do it perfectly .
I PERFORMED MIRACLES
”I have some special suits where I concealed some electric shock materials and when worn always attract people. Whoever touches them would experience electric shock this they believe is Holy Spirit ,that is why many run after me to touch me believing I have the power of miracle.Many fall to my anointing.
”While going for crusades I would go with the Holy water and this is a mixture of water from the sea and Atlantic ocean water mixed with the water used to wash dead bodies in mortuary. I have used the fetus of pregnant women along with umbilical cord of twins mixed with some concoctions. I wear juju rings on my toes . In my crusade I organized for patients who are recuperating from their illness but not the dying ones. My miracles have expiry dates like drugs which should be renewed every two years. After the expiration of the second year I had to go for another ritual .This I did for years until I left Port Harcourt for Lagos,Kenya and South Africa .
”I lived in South Africa for many years where I learnt the art of abracadabra in ”raising” up the dead, walking on water and even appearing from the sky . Later I came back to Nigeria to settle down. I wanted to start doing all these in Nigeria and was gathering more people to be more popular. Many Pastors in South Africa know me very well, some are still practicing all these. There are fake miracles but miracles like mine don’t last because you have to keep on renewing the juju each time it expires.I have traveled to many countries sourcing and renewing my power.
”The danger in it is that one does not have peace of mind as it keeps on demanding for one thing or the other and that is why you see some pastors confused and angry when preaching in church.
”When many so called ‘Men of God’ started joining the league of Miracle Pastors , especially the young jobless graduates the number of our followers started going down .
WE CAJOLE THEM TO PAY MONEY
”It is not easy to convince the congregation to pay or donate money but I cajole them , quote from the Holy Bible and systematically place curse on whoever refuses to pay or ask others not to pay. Several times I used afose combined with the Holy Bible and Holy Koran passages in order to squeeze money from them .I tell them to pay or donate for church building, altar and all different kinds of projects .I educate them the blessing one receives in paying tithes and thanksgivings of different kinds . I published books on Praise worship, prayer etc as I would just write few words with big English vocabularies supported with some passages in the Bible.
”You must pay to receive miracles , we give out our account number.I was planning to buy a Jet and build a mega University and have names of my children and wife incase I die. And when I die my wife must replace me , according to my Will. But the bubble burst when my second in command quarreled with me over money and exposed me.
WHY I REPENT
”After amassing wealth and popularity I was tired of renewing all these expired sacrifices and rituals because no matter what you have to renew at least one item in a week when it expires and before you know it, it becomes everyday thing. But I finally stopped when my first and last born were killed in an auto crash as I forgot to renew my pledges .
”It was one church member who during a vigil discovered the big coffin buried in the church while some ritual items were also discovered and they alerted others. Later my second in command , we called Senior Pastor exposed me because of our disagreement over money .
”When I was not around he brought some boys to dig all the places where we buried our ”materials” , not only this, they dug out live snake from where it was kept. They removed the clay pot of palm oil , tortoise and human bones from the ceiling.
”One day I called some of my pastors and miracle healers in South Africa and told them that I was no longer interested in all these fetish things that the sources of my power had leaked and exposed to the media. The social media exposed all these the more.
”You see these fake pastors are everywhere , some would say they are healing diseases but let them go to the hospital and heal the sick, let them go to where amputees, cripples and those who are bedridden are and heal them. Now , some pastors are asking their followers to be eating grass, Pastors immersed themselves in drums filled with water and would ask their followers to drink from it . Some would tell you their semen heals, Infact some claim they raised up the dead as Jesus Christ raised Lazarus from dead while some claim to be Jesus Christ walking on the streets. All is ruse, rubbish and practice of voodoo.
”I deceived people, used magic and called it miracle. I did a lot of unholy things in the name of God. I made money and when I was planning to buy a Jet things went wrong.Today, I regretted all these
”Now I am back home and as poor as church rat but I have peace of mind. I have wasted my precious time for 25years. Now I have retraced my step and back into Anglican Church. I now know that not all that glitter is gold ”.
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