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General News of Thursday, 6 October 2022


Kogi court remands bulletproof water selling pastor

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A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State has remanded Pastor Peter Michonza of the New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry, at the Federal Correctional Centre Kabba over alleged culpable homicide.

The suspect was arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) on September 19, 2022 over allegations of running labour wards for pregnant women in his church located at Ageva in Okene LGA of the state and selling “bulletproof” water to people.

The Kogi State Government sealed his church on Monday, September 26, 2022, and moved out over 100 people mainly young women who claimed they came for prayer and had been spent months at the place, including others mentally unstable placed under chains.

The presiding Chief Magistrate, Abdul A Umar, gave the order on Thursday, October 6, following the ex parte application of DSS to remand the accused person to enable them to continue further investigations.