Kogi State Government, on Monday has sealed up a ‘church’, New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry of one Adeiza Peter located in Ageva, Okene local government area of the state for alleged unwholesome practices which bothers round medical quackery and captivity of members.
Mentally unstable persons placed under chains were moved out of the prayer house along with others, mainly young women who claimed they came for prayer and had spent months in the ‘church’.
Pastor of the church, Adeiza Peter is being investigated by the Police for alleged criminal activities ranging from fraud, use of his prayer house for medical quackery, by taking deliveries and also running psychiatric services even when it has been discovered he has no medical training.
The state government delegation comprising the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, his counterpart in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Zakari Usman and the State Security Adviser, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd) supervised the enforcement of Governor Yahaya Bello’s directive.
It was gathered that a number of deaths have been recorded at the prayer house, including pregnant women and others suffering from various ailments, after charging their relatives huge sum of money.
His supposed assistant, Eneji Seidu, from Adogo, Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State, said the Pastor who was a musical artist before he was to have received calling to become a Pastor has been his close friend, noting that he is a true man of God who have been called to help those in need.