By Francis Tayor, Warri
A Warri based renowned man of God, the founder and General Overseer (GO) of Christ Mercy Land Deliverance Ministry, Snr Prophet. Jeremiah Omoto Funfeyin, popularly called Owomowomo has been adviced to stop using his privileged wealth to oppress the less privileged ones in the society, stressing that Omoto should emulate the exemplary characters of our saviour Jesus Christ and faithfully give his life to Christ (Be Born Again).
The charge was given on Tuesday at Ughelli by the founder and National President of Concerned Citizens for Izon-ebe Development (CCFID), Comrade Oyinbi Onduku stressed that a true man of God must imbibed by the virtues of Christ like in preaching peace, love, salvation, repentance and forgiveness.
He emphasized that owing to the position Prophet Omoto hold in the society as a high ranking man of God, he was not expected to indulge himself in court cases against his fellow brothers, rather he is suppose to pray for forgiveness, repentance and probably deliver whoever that is possessed with contrary spirit.
Onduku reiterated that the advice became imperative owing to the ugly experience he encountered at Ughelli Magistrate Court on Tuesday, during the court proceedings between prophet Omoto Funfeyin, Godwin Boukan and Amos Wanki over alleged blackmail video.
Narrating his ordeal at the Court, Onduku stressed that Omoto surrounded the court premises with men of the Nigeria police force numbering over thirty (30) in order to intimidate family members, friends and sympathizers of the defendants Godwin Boukan and Amos Wanki.
According to Onduku, said: “l am here today to hear the final judgement of the blackmail video case between my younger brother in-law, Godwin Boukan, Amos Wanki and prophet Omoto Funfeyin. After much argument between the defending lawyer, Barr. Omes Ogedegbe and the prosecuting lawyers in the court, the presiding judge, Emmanuel Ogugbo then ordered everybody to leave the Court room for him to write the judgement.
Unfortunately before l knew what was happening, the judge invited all the family members of the defendants for interrogation, alleging there is intelligence report that some persons are here with arms to disrupt the court proceedings. Immediately the judge gave order to the police men to round us up and began search our body to see if there is gun or any incriminating object. But to God be the glory, there was no incriminating object found on us after the search.
The police men went further to harass one Mr. Maxwell Bini, who is the Chairman of Oteghele community in Agbarah Warri kingdom, accusing him of mobilizing boys with arms in a 18 sitters bus to disrupt the court proceedings as alleged by the prosecuting lawyers and the supporters of prophet Owomowomo. At the end, there was no single arm found in the bus after the police search. It takes the grace of God to calm down the tensed scenario created by Omoto and the police men he brought to the court premises. I urged prophet Omoto to desist from acts of oppression if he is a true man of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Bible never sue anybody to court if you read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Omoto should fear God, show good example as a preacher of the undiluted word of God that giveth life, wealth and prosperity,” Onduku stated.”
However, having putting so much fear and harassment of the people with men of the police, the prosecuting lawyers quickly make an appeal to the presiding judge for adjournment of the case given security challenge as excuse.
Meanwhile, their appeal for adjournment was vehemently objected by the defending lawyer Omes Ogedegbe but the judge over ruled and fixed 3rd of December, 2020 for final judgement of the case, citing security threat coupled with the crowd of persons present at the court premises.
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