The Ekiti State Police Command in collaboration with the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, has arrested the controversial founder of Christ High Commission Church, Omuo-Ekiti, Pastor Noah Abraham for the alleged kidnaping of church members children in Ekiti State.
It was gathered that some of the hostages were children of his members whom he had hypnotized, brainwashed and set against their parents.
Some of the parents of the children held hostage, church members, and even Pastor Abraham’s legal wife, who had staged a protest to the State Police Command, pleaded with the Government and appropriate authorities to help them get their children, wife, and relatives out of the Pastor’s captivity.
They claimed that Pastor Abraham forcibly removed their children from school, while a 27-year-old man who was already employed by an unnamed company and given an official vehicle was asked to resign and was kept in the camp without a specific mission.
Speaking to journalists, the church’s choir coordinator, Mr Dare Ikuenayo, confirmed that the pastor kidnapped and impregnated the mother of his three children.
He said: “I joined the church in Kabba, Kogi State but one day, the pastor called me and notified me that my wife had a gift of prophesy that I should allow her to stay with him for a month and work for God which I oblige.
“But suddenly I noticed that my wife was not even willing to see or talk to me. While I was trying to raise eyebrows, the pastor announced in the church that he had taken my wife and no one could take her from him.
“I tried my best but all to no avail until he impregnated her and moved her into his house fully”.
The wife of the pastor, Mrs Mary Abraham said after they came together to Omuo-Ekiti for the aborted heavenly mission, her husband came in one night and asked her to move out because he wanted the wife of the choir coordinator to move in.
“He said the present work in his hand requires the woman to be with him and that was how he forced me out and denied me access to my three children.
“He withdrew all of my children from school, and made their lives miserable, I wept when I saw my son yesterday after the police brought him here. I am begging Nigerians to help me take my children from him”, she said.
Similarly, one of the pastors working under Abraham, said his son, who was already working in a reputable institution was asked to resign and held hostage.
The Pastor said: “Even when I logged in complaint at the police station, I was offered access to two of my three children but on our way home he called them and asked them to run back which they did.
“He is always telling us that we have different curses and evil spirits working against us, he would ask us to sell our property and bring the money to him. I have invested almost 7 million in the church, I am left with nothing. Even my children don’t want to see me, I don’t know what he did to them”.
Also, an old woman who is the elder sister to Pastor Abraham alleged that he took almost a million naira from her on different occasions on the account that he wanted to cleanse her of evil spirits.
Reacting, Pastor Abraham stated that the heaven ticket saga was his first assignment, adding that he is done with God’s mission on earth and he is ready to go back to his creator.
He said that he was fulfilled because he had concluded his assignments as directed by God while declining to give any reason for his actions.
Meanwhile, the wife of the coordinator whom the founder impregnated is still at large.
In a chat with journalists, the spokesman for the State Police Command, DSP, Sunday Abutu said the investigation is ongoing in collaboration with NAPTIP, adding that the police would revert to the next line of action.
Recall that the controversial Pastor was also arrested on April 27th, 2022 in Omuo-Ekiti after he converged over forty persons in a camp and collected the sum of three hundred and ten thousand Naira from each of them as a ticket fee to heaven but was granted bail at a Magistrate court.