The Nigerian police have launched an investigation into allegations that a Nigerian pastor encouraged his naive congregation to part with N310,000 ($5,600) in order to prepare for the end of the world.
As a result, police in Ekiti have summoned the preacher, Nuah Abraham, for questioning.
According to the police investigation, the so-called pastor who runs the Christ High Commission Ministry encouraged members to relocate to a camp in Araromi-Ugbesi in Omuo-Oke-Ekiti to “prepare for the end of the world.”
Sunday Abutu, the state’s police spokesperson, said the pastor had relocated from Kaduna, where his church is known as Royal Christ Assembly. The invitation, according to Mr. Abutu, is to allow the preacher to explain himself.
One of Mr. Abraham’s church members confirmed to journalists that the pastor first relocated to Ekiti in 2021 from his former base in Kaduna State.
“He later returned to Kaduna State in April to ask each member of his church to pay him N310,000 before they are allowed to follow him to Araromi-Ugbesi in Omuo-Oke-Ekiti in Ekiti East,’’ the faithful said.
The member who asked his identity to be shielded said the pastor has told them the money will facilitate their entry into heaven quickly.