Deborah Okezie, mom of Don Davis Archibong, the Junior Secondary School 1 pupil of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, who was allegedly assaulted and molested by his colleagues, has declared that Pentecostal church buildings in Nigeria are a pure rip-off.
In a Facebook dwell video, Deborah suggested her youngsters to keep away from such church buildings and by no means be deceived by pastors.
Her remark comes towards the backdrop of the controversies surrounding her son’s case, which is at present in court docket.
In the video which was recorded throughout a morning devotion along with her youngsters, Okezie warned them towards going to church.
According to her, their household gathering for prayer and worship is sufficient.
She was seen advising pastors in Nigeria to emulate Jesus Christ by promoting their costly properties and utilizing the proceeds to assist the poor.
A visibly offended Deborah stated amid tears, “Let it register in your head. Gather in your home, acquire your providing and go and provides to the needy. How can I offer you my providing, tithe and you employ it to suppress me?
“When Jesus was on earth, he healed the sick, fed the poor but you are killing the children. Jesus said children should come to him but you pastors now are oppressing children.
“Pentecostal churches in Nigeria is (sic) a big-time scam, a place where a bunch of lazy men gathers and say they are practising church. If it’s truly based on love, a lot of things will not be happening, but when the church turns out doing everything to defeat a child, that is a scam.
“Don’t give your money to lazy people who stay on the pulpit and talk love that they cannot practise. The end of it is tithe and offering they want to collect.
“Repent, sell those G-Wagons, and help the poor. The President, the governor cannot do it alone.
“…I am talking based on experience.”
Meanwhile, the household had instituted a authorized motion to get justice for Don Davis, as revealed by David Okokon, a lawyer.
Okokon stated one other case was instituted by the Akwa Ibom State authorities.
He acknowledged that the Eagle Eyes Network Chamber had written to the college on the matter to resolve the difficulty with out litigation however the church (Deeper Christian Life Ministry, homeowners of the college) allegedly advised the household of the sufferer to “do their worse”.
Okokon stated the assertion made by the college made his Chamber institute a civil case on the High Court.