The founder, Galilee Christian Centre, Prophet Williams Onuoha, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over threats to his life.
Onuoha said yesterday that after the freezing of his church’s account because of a N5 million tithe paid by a member of the church, the police have become frequent visitors to his church and house, stressing that the visits are at odd hours.
According to him, after Akande, a 74-year-old elder in the church, made separate donations of N4 million and N1 million as tithe to his church, the police have become frequent visitors: “The police invited me to Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, and said that I should return the money, and that the said Akande has been arrested. As I speak with you, Akande is no longer in their custody, and two other churches where he made donations of N28 million and N10 million, respectively, were never invited by the police. Why is my case different? Is it because I am an Igbo man? They detained me for four days, asking me to sign a paper I did not know the content. I told them to charge me to court, but they refused. I took them to court and they refused to honour the court.
One Inspector Oluwaseye has promised to make me see hell but I want him to know that he is not my maker. I want Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris to call his men to order. Let us meet in court, and stop coming to my house to make threats.
“They should stop pursuing shadows. I am a man of God and I have nothing to hide,” he said.
Onuoha added that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has asked him to appear before it in Abuja on February 7, 2018, for clarification.
He said the suit against the police was before Justice Akintoye of the High Court of Lagos, and has been adjoined to February 8, 2018.