Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state, has ordered the immediate closure of a church carrying out illegal and unlicensed medical activities.
According to the report, the church engages in the selling of “bulletproof water” and other absurd medical practices that does align with the norm of the profession.
The church named ‘The New Jerusalem’ was sealed on Monday, September 26. Reports say the church was filled with young women who come for prayer and have been staying there for months.
It was further gathered that some of the people seen in the church were those with mental illness seeking a miracle.
Meanwhile, the Pastor of the church, Adeiza Peter is currently in custody as investigations about his activities which range from fraud to the use of his church as a clinic for running psychiatric services without a certified license.
It was further gathered that quite a number of deaths have been recorded under the illegal services rendered by Peter.
Some of the victims include pregnant women, while others suffered a high degree of illness that led to their demise.
However, one Eneji Seidu an associate of Peter said an embattled pastor is a true man of God while he admitted that medical activities were in operation in the church.