The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr Paul Enenche, has requested the Department of State Services (DSS) to not launch the 5 #BuhariMustGo protesters arrested on the church premises till SaharaReporters delete two tales towards him and his father-in-law, Professor John Ibu, a supply has mentioned.
The youths carrying #BuhariMustGo branded shirts had been arrested on Sunday, July 4, 2021.
The church safety staff was mentioned to have arrested the activists and handed them over to the DSS, Nigeria’s secret police.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, a prime official of the DSS mentioned the 5 #BuhariMustGo campaigners had been nonetheless being detained due to two tales written by the newspaper towards the cleric and his father-in-law.
He mentioned, “Don’t be deceived, Dr. Enenche is actually lying about working to get them released. Backstage, he (Enenche) doesn’t want them released except SaharaReporters deletes the story written against his father in-law and another one written against the church last year, I think it was a story about a former pastor of the church accusing Eneche of sending him to prison on trumped-up charges.
“He told us it was Omoyele Sowore that sent the boys to his church and he (Sowore) should be punished by the prolonged detention of the guys.”
SaharaReporters on June 27, 2020 printed that one Pastor Abraham Daniel, a former member of Dunamis International Gospel Centre revealed how Eneche falsely accused him and had him imprisoned on trumped-up prices.
Daniel claimed Eneche and different pastors had been offended at him for leaving the church whereas additionally claiming that he (Daniel) publicly criticised the cleric in his Facebook posts that exposed the actions of the church.
He added that whereas he was in jail, he misplaced his enterprise and his spouse additionally left with their 5 youngsters after being influenced by the church.
He mentioned, “I was ordained as a pastor in 2010. In 2014, I was posted to New Karu as the residence pastor. While I was there, we started a school. I wanted a school that would be almost free for church members but an instruction came from the headquarters that I should not run the school freely, so I had to stop the whole plan.
“I wrote on my Facebook submit telling church buildings in Nigeria to encourage members’ growth and likewise assist members. I additionally wrote that Christians now rejoice pastors as an alternative of specializing in Jesus and the teachings of the Bible.
“I later lost interest in the church, wrote a letter of resignation, it was accepted and I left. The pastor (Eneche) called me and was insulting me because I left the church. He sent his pastors to start calling my wife to pester me to return to the church.
“This put my household in disarray as my spouse pestered me till I closed the ministry and ensured I returned to Dunamis Church. I left once more, then immediately issues went rogue. A quantity known as me that he wanted my Uber service and we met unknowingly to me that they had been police.
“They took me to Karu Police Station, saying that they arrested me because of what I wrote against Pastor Eneche.”
He added that he was moved to a different police station in Abuja and the church insisted that he should be taken to courtroom.
He was ultimately charged to courtroom and remanded in jail pending his bail software.
Daniel additionally mentioned the church made false allegations whereas testifying in courtroom, which made the choose ship him to jail earlier than he was granted one other bail.
The newspaper in 2021 additionally reported how the Chairman of Benue State University Teaching Hospital and the daddy of Enenche’s spouse, Becky, Professor John Ibu, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N24.6 million fraud.
Checks by SaharaReporters revealed that Becky was previously generally known as Rebecca Inyangbe Ibu earlier than marriage.
On June 28, the EFCC introduced that its Makurdi Zonal Office arraigned her father alongside one Chief Abukenchi Suleiman and his firm, ADB Motors Venters Nigeria Limited earlier than Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State.
They had been arraigned on prices of conspiracy and acquiring N24, 650,000 (Twenty-Four Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira solely) by false pretences.
The EFCC alleged that the duo obtained the mentioned sum from the Benue State University Teaching Hospital below the guise of buying a Toyota Landcruiser Prado 2018 Model which was by no means purchased.
The anti-corruption company famous that the offence is opposite to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable below part 1(3) of the identical Act.
Count one of many cost reads: “That you, Professor John Ibu, being the Board Chairman, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, you Chief Abukenchi Suleiman, being the Managing Director ADB Motors Ventures Nigeria Ltd and you, ADB Motors Ventures Nigeria Ltd sometime in July 2019 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud conspired amongst yourselves and obtained the sum of N24,650,000 (Twenty Four Million Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only) from the Benue State University Teaching Hospital Board for the purchase of a Toyota Landcruiser Prado 2018 Model under false pretences that you have the capacity to supply which pretence you knew was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.”
Count two reads: “That you, Professor John Ibu, being the Board Chairman, Benue State University Teaching Hospital sometime in July 2019 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did use your position to confer an unfair advantage to yourself by collecting a bribe, to the tune of N10, 900,000 (Ten Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira only), from one Chief Abukenchi Suleiman of ADB Motors Ventures Nig. Ltd, on behalf of Atirogo & Sons Enterprises, paid into Access Bank account Number 0049185884, a company you’re the Managing Director and thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 19 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and punishable under the same Act.”
However, the defendants pleaded “not responsible” to the fees most popular towards them.