Police in Ekiti have invited the Nigerian pastor who allegedly charged his members N310k to ‘fly them to heaven’ for questioning.
Pastor Ade Abraham of Christ High Commission Ministry, also known as Royal Christ Assembly, Kaduna State, was this week accused of convincing his church members to relocate to a camp in Ekiti State with him in order to “prepare for the end of the world” and also allegedly charging them N310k to ‘fly them to heaven.
On Wednesday April 27, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Sunday Abutu, confirmed to journalists in Ado-Ekiti that the pastor has been invited for questioning.
According to the police spokesperson, they invited Mr. Abraham “on the allegation of asking his members to part with N310,000 for them to prepare for the end of the world”.
He said they invited the pastor to clarify the claim which had gone viral on social media.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a source who is also one of Mr. Abraham’s congregants, confirmed to journalists that the pastor first moved to Ekiti in 2020 from his former base in Kaduna State.
Upon returning to Kaduna State in April, he allegedly asked members of his church to pay him N310,000 before they would be allowed to follow him to Omuo-Ekiti, where “the gate of heaven will open for all of them to fly to heaven”. He allegedly assured his members that they would all ‘ascend to heaven together from the location in Ekiti’.
“He later returned to Kaduna State in April to ask each member of his church to pay him N310,000 before they will be allowed to follow him to Araromi-Ugbesi in Omuo-Oke-Ekiti in Ekiti East,’’ the faithful said.
The source, who requested not to be named, added that the pastor preached that it was where “the gate of heaven will open for all of them to fly to heaven”.