Police Declares Lagos Pastor Wanted for Beating Journalists
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Umar Manko, yesterday asked the General Overseer, GO, of the Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Church, Ojodu-Berger, Prophet Chris Okafor, to report to the police today or be declared wanted. The prophet is being wanted by the police in connection with assault on a Lagos-based journalist with the National Mirror newspapers, Mr. . The commissioner gave the order at the end of an interview session with the complainant, Eghaghe, and Pastor Sylvester from Okafor’s church.
Sylvester is the only suspect who has so far reported to the police out of the six suspects fingered in the assault on Eghaghe.
Okafor has been labelled as the prime suspect in the bizarre attack on the journalist, who was in the church to recover a N45,000 debt for copies of National Mirror newspapers supplied to the church on the prophet’s request.
Okafor has been linked with other controversial cases, including a bogus kidnap saga.
When detectives from the Lagos State Police Command stormed the church premises at Oshofisan Close, off Ereke Street, in Ojodu, about mid-day on August 6, following a petition by the Global Media Mirror Group, publishers of National Mirror newspapers, over the attack, the suspect was reported to have taken to his heels.
A close-aide, who identified himself as Pastor Mazi, had told the police that the prophet was still being expected in the church.
Not deterred, the police served letters of invitation on him and the other suspects through Mazi to report at the Oduduwa Police Command in Ikeja, for interrogation, before the end of the day, which they all ignored, apart from Sylvester.