Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho, General Overseer of God is Able Mega Fire Ministries in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state is having his day in court with the police over an SUV car which he allegedly hypnotized an unsuspecting miracle seeker, Seiyefa Sayou to give to him in anticipation for a miracle.
Sayou had petitioned the prophet to the Yenagoa Area Police Command to help him recover his car from the General Overseer of GAMFM, as the envisaged miracle promised him did not come to pass.
He had alleged that the way and manner with which he released his vehicle to the prophet sometime in 2017 was suspicious, stating that he was obviously hypnotized by the prophet.
When the matter came up in court, the Four – Runner Toyota Jeep was finally brought to the Chief Magistrate Court. The prophet and another pastor called Chris, now at large, are currently facing a two count-charge of conspiracy and obtaining a vehicle through false pretence.
The Jeep and its documents as well as ignition key were tendered in court as evidence by the Investigative Police Officer IPO in charge of the matter, Mr. Oyakhilome.
During cross examination, the IPO recalled that the process of recovering the vehicle from the suspects could be best described as a cat and mouse race, recalling that the prophet claimed not to neither know the name nor the contact of the man to whom he sold the car.
“Apostle Kingsley told me that he does not know the name of the man he sold the car to, neither does he have his contact.” He also told the court that the prophet said the buyer of the car was demanding the sum of N3million as against N1.5million with which he bought the car before he could release it.
Lead counsel to the accused, Chuks Egbulonu, while cross-examining the IPO, argued that the owner of the said car donated it to the church, not the prophet, for the propagation of the gospel.
The defence counsel presented a document of proof/change of ownership signed by the complainant before the court to buttress his claim, maintaining that Sayou donated the car to the church in good conscience.
The IPO, on his part noted that the Yenagoa Area Command decided to arraign the prophet because he and one Chris refused to provide the sold vehicle after a long period of dilly -dallying.
The IPO also revealed that the day the prophet was brought to the area command, he refused to write his statement, clamming that he could not read or write, thereby prompting the IPO to write his own statement for him.
After his cross-examination, the IPO pleaded with the presiding judge to allow him come with another police officer to give more evidence against the accused on the next sitting and his plea was granted.
The Chief Magistrate, Eke- Spiff Utomvie adjourned further hearing till 18th June, 2018 for further cross-examinations.
Sayou demand is for the court to retrieve his car from the prophet. “They said God spoke to them that I should give them my car so that I will receive double blessings in a period of one month. Having waited for several months to no avail, that same God has asked me to collect my car from them.”