Chairman of Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad has ordered security agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into the activities of a self-proclaimed man of God, Peter Michonza.
The presiding pastor of ‘New Jerusalem Church’ located in the Ageva axis of Okene has gone viral on social media following allegations that he runs labor rooms for pregnant women in his church and sells bulletproof water to the people, among other medically unacceptable practices that have reportedly resulted in the death of many.
Michonza and members of his church also held a protest rally in Okene, calling for the release of international musician Rkelly, who was recently jailed for child pornography and rape allegations.
A press release issued by Abdulmumin Abubakar, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, said the investigation directive became necessary “after some of his alleged impious activities were posted on social media by members of the public concerned”.
“The Chairman of the Council appreciates that people have spoken out and exposed Mr. Peter’s alleged atrocities in the name of church activities, noting that details of the investigation will be made public in due course.” add the statement.