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How Oyedepo’s Living Faith Pastors Send Fake Church Attendance, Offerings To Headquarters To Keep Their Jobs : Another Pastor Spills

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Another pastor has spilled some alarming actions that some of the pastors at Oyedepo’s Winners Chapel do so as to keep their positions unperturbed.

According to the pastor who spoke on condition of anonymity, these pastors have a colloquy with the senior church ministers who make deductions from their salaries and remit them back to the church as offerings for the non-existent congregations.

He added that this lead to the sack of a number of pastors who couldn’t follow the same practice of sending fake church attendance figures and church offerings to the state headquarters to keep their jobs.

The pastor spoke Sahara Reporters;

He said, “Well, they (Living Faith) planted over 10,000 churches before the end of 2020 and they celebrated it. After this were the different issues of no church hall and other necessary materials for the pastors to work. But some senior Pastors keep telling lies that we (the employed pastors) should be patient with them.

“While this was going on, we must send reports of the churches to the headquarters through the area church. This was so that they would believe the church existed. Now, guess what number a pastor without church hall would send.

“But wisdom was what the senior pastors were asking us to use because, Oyedepo could not be everywhere to check. What wisdom was that? Send good figure as the number of the attendance of your assembly; then put money to it from your salary. At the end of the month, half of the money you put would still be paid back to you to support the church you claimed existed. Nobody would ask you how you spend it and all your needs will be attended to quickly from the state headquarters.

“They call it father and son relationship in the Winners family. It is not by mouth but by envelopes that have cash inside. All these were what we were facing; no church hall and other things but attendance must prove that the church was growing.

“Those of us who could not do that were called lazy, fools, unfruitful, and so on.”

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Takoradi Woman Officially Arrested Over Alleged ‘Fake Pregnancy And Kidnapping’

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Police in Takoradi in the Western Region have officially arrested and detained Josephine Panyin Mensah, a 28-year-old woman who allegedly deceived security officers and the entire country with a pregnancy and kidnapping story, that turns out to be false.

She has been detained at the Takoradi Central police cells.

Josephine was officially arrested on Friday night, September 24, 2021, immediately after the police claimed that she had confessed that her story was a hoax.

“The suspect, Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, has confessed to the Police during further investigations and stated that neither was she pregnant nor ever being kidnapped. The public will be updated with further details,” police said in a statement.

The woman’s mother, who was also kept in police custody on Thursday, was also released on Friday night.

Meanwhile, residents of Takoradi who initially sympathized with Josephine have expressed shock and disappointment at the turn of events.

Some of them who spoke to Citi News urged the police to conduct a DNA test on Jospehine’s first child.

“The current turn of events is mind-boggling. Now we don’t know which story to believe. We all knew that she was pregnant. When we heard that her story was fake, the whole society was shaken to the core. People around the area claimed that she was pregnant, so now it is difficult to comprehend the police’s contrary report,” a resident said.

Another resident said Josephine’s story is embarrassing.

“I’m convinced that she was not pregnant. It’s putting pressure on women in Takoradi, the Western Region and the whole of Ghana. If she actually has a son, the police should conduct a DNA test to confirm if indeed the son belongs to her husband or not.”

“We’ve been shaken by this story. When we heard that she had been kidnapped, we were worried. But we can’t fathom the new development. I don’t trust the story being bandied around. I will only believe this story when I hear from her directly,” another resident said.

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Josephine Panyin Mensah, has been in the news since last Thursday after the media reported that she was nine months pregnant and had been kidnapped during a dawn walk.

She resurfaced a week later at Axim in the Western Region without her alleged pregnancy or baby.

She had claimed that she delivered the same day she went missing and that the kidnappers had stolen her baby.

The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah subsequently claimed Josephine was not pregnant as reported, a claim subsequently corroborated by the Ghana Police Service.

Police conducted two separate medical tests on Josephine at different hospitals, with both reports proving that she was never pregnant.

Josephine’s relatives and neighbours however disagreed with the report of the Ghana Police Service.

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Takoradi Woman Begs For Forgiveness After Confessing She Wasn’t Pregnant

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Josephine Panyin Mensah, the said pregnant woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Takoradi about a week ago, has pleaded with the Police not to prosecute her after confessing she was not pregnant.

The woman at the centre of the controversy on Friday reportedly confessed to a team of medical and investigation officers attending to her at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region that she was not pregnant.

According to reports, Josephine asked for forgiveness amidst uncontrollable tears from her husband Michael Simons who appears to be innocent and has insisted that his wife was 9 months before reportedly going missing.

She has since been “whisked” to the Takoradi Central Police Station.

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Islamic Televangelist Zakir Naik Takes To Facebook To Seek For Wife For His Son, Lists Conditions

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Popular Indian Islamic televangelist, Zakir Naik has taken to Facebook to seek for wife for his son.

The renowned non-Arabic scholar stated that he is looking for a virtuous Muslim girl of good character for his son Fariq, so they can be a source of guidance and strength for each other.

Naik in the post shared on his verified Facebook page, said a father or relative of a girl who is eligible should respond to his request with the required information.

He wrote;

I am looking for a wife for my son Fariq, a virtuous Muslim Girl of good character, such that my son and his wife can be a source of guidance and strength for each other.

If you are the father or relative of a girl you think is eligible, and who agrees to look into this, I would humbly request you to respond to this post with the required information.

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

Some of the conditions listed on the post which has garnered over 11,000 likes and 1,900 comments, include the girl being a practicing Muslim, abstaining from “haraam” activities, willing to lead a non-luxurious life, has a bachelor’s degree in any Islamic field, fluent in English, willing to settle in Malaysia, propagating Islam and many others.

Naik also attached some of his son’s achievements, a brief information of his mother, himself (Naik) and his son’s siblings.

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Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

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