The pastor, identified as Samson Onyeka, was said to have obtained N1.2million from a female member of his church, Mrs Temitope Akinbowale to procure her a bottle of anointed oil from abroad to cure her aged mother of an undisclosed ailment.
The incident happened at Ikola road in Ipaja where the victim resides. The church is also located there.
According to PM News, the woman had approached Pastor Onyeka to express her worries over her mother’s sickness and her desire to have her healed.
Pastor Onyeka sympathized with her and promised he would pray and ask God to heal her. He was also said to have asked her to bring money to buy holy oil from Israel which will heal her mother automatically.
After Temitope paid the money, he gave her the so-called anointed oil and asked her to give it to her mother to drink until she was healed.
He promised her that the oil would heal her mum within a specific time because of its spiritual potency.
However, it turn out that the oil did not cure her mum’s ailment as he claimed, rather the ailment became more complicated and worse because they abandoned her drugs and relied on the oil for healing.
When the period he gave elapsed, there was no signs of recovering rather her condition deteriorated.
She then realized that she was defrauded, she went to Pastor Onyeka and demanded for her money back. But he refused and asked her to bring more money to procure another oil and promised her that the ailment will be healed at the end.
Following his refusal to refund the money, Temitope wrote a petition to the police who arrested the pastor for interrogation.
Sadly, during the investigation, police detectives discovered that the so called anointing oil was fake and was even harmful to human health. He was charged with obtaining under false pretence and stealing.
When Pastor Onyeka was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.