– Police invaded church in ondo and dug its altar
– Some former members wrote a petition that the founder buried fetish objects
– The policemen went to the church as part of the ongoing investigation into some allegations against the pastor
Personnel of Ondo State Police Command have dug altar of a church popularly known as Promised Land Prophetic Ministry (formerly Christ Apostolic Church, Promised Land) located in the Shasha area of Akure.
Ekohotblog garnered that the police invasion is linked to the report given that the founder and pastor of the church, Gbenga Akinbiyi, was allegedly engaging in fetish practices.
The policemen were said to have been sent from the office of the Inspector-General of Police, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
A source in the church told our correspondent that some former members wrote a petition that the founder buried fetish objects at the altar in order to attract more crowd to the church.
The source said, “After he changed the name of the church, some foundation and prominent members of the church observed that he was derailing from the real Christian doctrine and spirituality.
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“They also observed that the pastor planted some fetish materials at the altar. Many of them left the church.
“They also wrote a petition to the police to investigate the pastor. That must have been what made the policemen to dig up the altar.”
Meanwhile,the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph said that the policemen went to the church as part of the ongoing investigation into some allegations against the pastor.
“There are some allegations against the pastor of the church, but we can’t make it known now until after our investigation. What our men did in the church was part of the ongoing investigation,” he stated.