Dr. Following the theft of 52 phones, money, and other valuables from worshipers at a crusade he organized in Ibadan, Oyo State, Owen Abraham, a Gambian pastor, is reportedly on the run.
Abraham claimed that the Holy Spirit told him to tell people to turn in their phones and valuables on the third day of the three-day crusade, but he later made off with them, according to what was learned.
The victims said Abraham, who lured them into three days fasting and prayer, was nowhere to be found on the last day of the crusade, as all efforts to reach him proved abortive.
According to a victim, Mrs. Grace Akintola, who spoke with the Vanguard newspaper, many widows joined the crusade because the aforementioned pastor promised to give each person a bag of rice and money, adding that Abraham also promised to empower students with scholarships.
Mrs Akintola, a widow, while recounting her ordeal said: “The pastor approached an Igbo lady in our area to assist him to gather widows and students, saying he wanted to help us.
Someone in my area invited me for the crusade. He wore pastor regalia. He said he will buy a house for one of us and that the house will be fully furnished.
He promised some people that attended the crusade money. Even politicians cannot give out such amounts he promised. He sold us a bottle of water for N4,800 on the last day of the crusade.
He said perfume is inside the bottle water. Many people paid for the water. “.