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Nigerian Man Petitions DSS Over Plot By Delta-Based Pastor To Destroy His Marriage, Abduct Children

Posted by Samuel on Sat 27th May, 2023 -

Ameh accused the pastor of using fake prophecies to scare his wife and children away from his home.

 Joseph Ameh

A Nigerian architect, Mr Joseph Ameh, has written a petition to the Department of State Services (DSS).

He wrote the DSS over move by one Israel Angel Ogaga, founder of Testimony Champions City, of destroying his 25-year-old marriage and attempting to abduct his children.

Ameh accused the pastor of using fake prophecies to scare his wife and children away from his home.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported how Ogaga engaged the services of some police officers from Delta State Command to arrest and extort Ameh for crying out to Nigerians about the activities of the “fake Man of God.”

Narrating his ordeal to SaharaReporters, Ameh alleged that Pastor Ogaga ruined so many families in Asaba, Delta state, Southern Nigeria with fake prophecies.

Ameh alleged that following the preacher’s “prophecy of doom, death and destruction”, his wife returned the bride price he paid and described the action as a process of getting help from God.

In the petition sighted by SaharaReporters, Ameh said the pastor had not only interfered in his family but also incited violence among himself, wife and children.

“This is to report continuous threat to my family originating from the fake prophets interfering in my home, abduction plan for my two children and inciting violence in my both children against me, their biological father and misleading their mother.

“He recently misled my last child into singing at his shrine and dropping out of school at age 12,” the petition reads partly.

He urged the secret service to launch an investigation into the activities of the pastor against his home and prosecute him for taking advantage and misleading his children who are minors.

Ameh also accused some police officers in State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Delta State, of conniving with the pastor to truncate investigation of the matter by refusing to transfer the case file to the state for proper investigation by the police.

“The Superintendent of Police at legal division of state CID refused to hand over his case file for investigation; instead, he aided the fake prophet to transfer the case to Zone 5.

“On the day scheduled to see the deputy commissioner to also receive my daughter's international passport illegally acquired by cancelling her original passport valid till 2025, which the fake prophet was aiding my spouse to confiscate from me using some decadent police, I was informed by the IPO of the case, Inspector Ola of firearms division, that the case has been transferred by phone call from a female inspector called Angela. I demanded details of who to meet because there has been plan to abduct my daughter without my consent involving the fake prophet in what he calls spiritual and technical guidance.

“I was compelled to write to the commissioner seeking certified copies of our statements, exhibits and reports to enable me approach the court at this point but never received response.

“Essence of transferring the case was to continue to confiscate my daughter's passport as a minor in hands that will enable her abduction,” Ameh said.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, Ameh narrated how the pastor caused his daughter to drop out from school to become a singer in his church.

“This man (pastor) has been deceiving my daughters, inciting violence in them against me and in consequence causing delay to their academic work and progress and he has told them that after God is the prophet. He told my first daughter that her future anchors on oversea travel. This girl, the best overall student at Redeemers International of her class at age of 13 at SSS2, never scored below 99.9 in additional mathematics and had cleared her WAEC with distinction had refused to sit JAMB on account of the prophecy and oversea travel.

“My second daughter, at age of 11 at SSS1 told me she was going to drop out of school and commence singing in the pastor’s church. She said she will be attending choir rehearsal every Friday, which is a school day. She threatened me that if I tried to stop her, it will be the last time I hear from her and her sister in this earth. She actually resumed singing at the shrine every Friday and I notified the police again about this event that is likely to cause public uproar in event of me retrieving her physically from the shrine,” Ameh said.

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