Popular Ondo Pastor denies arrest rumour, says impersonator behind ordeal


Many feared dead as explosion rocks Benue community [PHOTOS]

Scores have been reportedly killed in a fuel tanker explosion at the Amoke village of Apa Local Government Area in Benue State.

Osun: One dead, children, others injured as masquerades attack Muslims

At least, one person has been confirmed dead while about 12 persons, including children sustained gunshot injuries in a clash that ensued...

4 confirmed dead after car hit six pedestrians in Yola

Four pedestrians have been confirmed dead and two others injured after a car hit them around the Adamawa State capital, Yola.

Two rescued, 12 abducted in Kaduna community

Kaduna Police Command has rescued two persons, while 12 others were abducted by bandits in Kachia local government area of Kaduna State.

Man sets in-law’s house ablaze in Jigawa

A 40-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa has set his in-law’s house ablaze at Kuzoyara village, Birniwa local Government area of Jigawa State.

Popular Akure-based Pastor, Prophet Samuel Afolabi, popularly known as ‘Olopa to di Woli’ (Police turned Prophet) of the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, New Jerusalem), Akure, the Ondo State capital, has dismissed the news making the rounds that he was arrested over fake miracles.

While describing the rumour as untrue and wicked, the Prophet said that he was never arrested or detained by the police.

Recently, there were rumours of the purported arrest of Prophet Afolabi following an alleged petition over ongoing fake and organized miracles in his church.

Speaking with newsmen in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Prophet Afolabi, said he had never been invited by the police for any offence, noting that contrary to the rumour, he had never been engaged in fake miracles.

However, he maintained that he was being impersonated by a scammer who had been using his name to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, stressing that the culprit was the one arrested and remanded by the police in Okitipupa local government area of the state.

Corroborating the claims of the Prophet, the Ondo State Police Command explained that the fake news that it arrested a Popular Akure-based Pastor, Prophet Samuel Afolabi was untrue and should be disregarded by the public.

According to the spokesperson of the Police when contacted, CSP Femi Joseph stated that Prophet Samuel Afolabi does not have any case whatsoever with the command.

The PPRO disclosed that a 35-year-old man identified as Ayetare Sunday, who is a native of Itepe in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state was apprehended for impersonating Prophet Afolabi, noting that Ayetare had been charged to court and remanded in prison for allegedly engaging in fake miracle, attempted rape and sexual harassment.

“The Ondo State Police Command wishes to debunk the claims in Some Sections of the Social media that a Popular Pastor and Prophet, Samuel Afolabi (aka Olopa to di Woli) was arrested and detained by the Police for a particular Offence.

“The Command hereby makes it categorically clear that the above-named Minister of God was never arrested for any offence as being peddled, hence the report was a blantant lie from the pit of hell, as the man never Committed any offence known to law,” he said.

The PPRO added that, “however, to set the record straight, a particular man by name Ayetare Sunday, 35 years, a native of Itepe Okitipupa, who went for a Crusade at a white garment Church in igbokoda, was arrested on 27/ 12 /2019, for Offences of attempted Rape and Sexual harassment.

“On interrogation, the man Confessed to be a fake Prophet who had been deceiving people by organising fake miracles.

“He (Ayetare) stated further that he deceived his latest victim who was looking unto God for a child by telling her that he could make her pregnant. He added that in the process, he sexually harassed the woman and attempted to rape her.

“He (Ayetare) Concluded that he decided to adopt the same Cognomen (Olopa to di Woli) with Prophet Samuel, in order to hoodwink people so as to get enough followers.

“It was however established that the suspect was never a policeman but an impostor and serial fraudster. He has since been charged to court and currently remanded in Okitipupa Correctional Service Center (Prison).

“These Clarifications became necessary so as to disabuse the minds of members of the Public who might have been deceived that the real and popular Akure-based (Olopa to di Woli) was the one being referred to in the fake report.

“Once again Prophet Samuel Afolabi (aka Olopa to di Woli) did not have any case whatsoever with the Ondo State Police command,” said Joseph.

Sign up to FREE email alerts from Tribunepoint Weekly - Daily News

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

- Advertisement -

Read Also


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Buhari’s assent to PIB lack of respect for Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate amendment of the new Petroleum Industry Act Bill recently approved by President...

‘He was in good health, great spirits’ – Saraki reacts to death of Ibrahim Mantu

Immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the death of Ibrahim Mantu, a former Deputy Senate...

Buhari mourns ex-Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, joining the Plateau State Government and indigenes...

Anambra 2021: Soludo remains APGA Guber candidate – Ex-CBN boss’ spokesman, Pauly Onyeka insists

The camp of former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor Prof. Charles Soludo, has rubbished the recent court orders declaring Chuma Umeoji...

Kwara APC crisis: Parallel congresses imminent on Saturday

There are strong indications that parallel congresses will be held by the two major warring factions of the All Progressives Congress in...