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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Money Laundering: EFCC Probes Oyakhilome

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, FCC, has disclosed that it is investigating some officials of Christ Embassy and its founder Rev. Chris  Oyakhilome, over money laundering.


EFCC’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Babafemi, in a telephone interview yesterday, disclosed  that Oyakhilome and some officials of his ministry are being investigated over $35  million that was illegally moved out of the country.

Babafemi said no arrest has been made, but investigation is still going on. Details about the illegal transactions were sketchy as at press time. P.M.NEWS gathered further that Oyakhilome and some prominent members of his church  had been placed under surveillance by the EFCC.

The probe, it was learnt, has sent shock waves to members of the church across the  world, and many of the nominal members, who were allegedly used in the money  laundering scheme, are now scrambling for safe havens. The 59-year old pastor and his ministry had faced many controversies in recent  years, bothering on preaching falsehood.

Oyakhilome has been accused of staging healing sessions attended by thousands who  give money to the ministry hoping to be healed by the pastor. He has also been  accused of planting people in the crowd to promote his healing powers.

The pastor has also been accused of offering congregants who attend his school of  healing money to act as if they are sick and then heals them at his “Night of Bliss”  programmes. The ministry has been accused of coercing its members to make large donations to the  church even though they are poor.

Church members regularly donate large sums of money and materials to the church as  they are told they will be rewarded by God. This has led to a number of members losing their possessions as they default on  other payments in order to finance the lifestyle of leaders in the church.

An organisation, Treatment Action Campaign, also accused Oyakhilome of preaching  falsehood on claims to heal life threatening diseases such as HIV.

Source: PM News.

28 comments:

CC said...

His way no pure at all, and I tend to believe the money laundering bit BUT nobody can coerce you into giving money! People gave what they wanted, maybe they believe they can bribe God like the egunje masters they see on the road here.

- My Lagos Blogazine said...

Linda...Linda... Linda...
no comments from me

Anonymous said...

oh boy... I wonder how this one will end.

Anonymous said...

no one i has the right to judge any body let alone those that called them selves men of God. God knws his pple and knws the doers of his word. i raise my case

Anonymous said...

Linda, you make a post and use all these pictures to obscure the write-up. Please let people be able to read these blogs and get the complete information.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Adeboye(JET,jet,jet),Pastor Kumuyi(In Stupendous Money),Pastor Adefarasin(In Big Money),Chri Okotie(money,money money) and now Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.How come we hardly see "Imams" and "Alfas" in money Laundering issues?,Its like there is love of this world and fear of GOD in one "END" than the Other.Na wa ooo

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

*whistles*.......ever since chris okotie criticized him becox he visited T.B Joshua, & read about a guy who defrauded the bank he works for so as to 'donate' to church,which the church smartly exonerated itself from, & miracles were banned from t.v becox of him; a child who was born blind & regained his sight, was able to identify the colour of oyahkilome's tie to be green!, & watched his birthday ceremony on t.v & he was treated like the king in 'COMING TO AMERICA' & some of his members where arrested for defrauding the church itself & they defended themselves by saying they were only abiding by their pastor's teaching which said people should be smart & use every opportunity that present itself to them! SINCE THEN, I HAD SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT THE CHURCH WHICH PREACHES THAT WHEN WE SIN, IT'S THE FLESH THAT SINS & NOT OUR SOULS, HENCE WE WOULD NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE/BLAMED BECOX CHRIST HAD PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE ON THE CROSS!

p;s...i know there are many followers of the church who would come here to insult 'themselves' so i BEG OF YOU, SEE O, I AM BEGGING YOU TO STAY CLEAR FROM ANY COME-BACK COMMENTS ON MY COMMENT BECOX MY BROS & SISTERS IN CHRIST, I AM A PRACTICAL XTAIN THAT DON'T TURN THE OTHER CHEEK BECOX I DON'T LIKE BEING 'SHIT ON!...kapesh?

9jaLife said...

Personally, I don't have an opinion of him, but I don't have a favorable opinion of the members of his congregation I've had to interact with, however, having said that:

This article is a blatant hit piece. Yes, the EFCC might be investigating him for money laundering, but what has that got to do with adults voluntarily giving money to his ministry?

Isn't that a completely voluntary endeavor?

Anonymous said...

I will say this again that for a change we need to stop blaming some of decided to make smarter do of the money he was given by laundering it as opposed to the mumus who gathered all they had and decided to give it to one man...truly no crime has been committed here only culprits here are the gullible followers who have decided to enrich one man. Dem never born the paStor wey go make me surrender the little change I get sha.

Sylvia said...

LOL! Aren't this people tired though??
They've said ALL sorts about this man... yet He is still doing God's work, preaching around the world and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through his commitment to the work of God, many have come to know Christ and received their healing, all glory to God's name. It seems like the more they say stuff about him, the stronger he gets and the more God's glory is revealed through him.

My advice to those talking: What have you achieved so far? Whom God has blessed no man can curse. It's that simple. Face your life and look for how to impact the lives of others, rather than spreading futile rumours. Life is too short. Seriously!

EFCC will investigate, investigate, investigate till they are tired.

Shalom.

Rare Poster said...

Wate of time, energy, resources and effort.

The Lord will exonerate His annointed.

Quote me.

#thatisall.

Domkatbali said...

No kmommenti...but..but..but...Linda abeg make u no dey hide my kommenti 4 ur system oo..!! Bewarned...i don de vex 4 u now ooo!!

Ok...i no get much kommenti about Pst Christian...except say him dey do Jerry Curls...wait make i check well..e be like say him put Lipstick too...

Infact de soul dat theif-eth shall die...die...die..die..dieeeeeeee!!!

kongrats Jesu Embassy!

I Luv Jesus...he is my Friend!

Wild Boy said...

NG, nice one ooo...you sabi people true true come put disclaimer..lol
nyways me no get comment, i avoid judging anyone @ all esp. any 'man of God'...people do good, people do bad...but they're just people...like you and I. I just write something to get follow up comments becos i know people go still yarn!

VIE said...

Pastor Chris,

This is all I have t say to you:

"No matter how sharp the swords may be that are fashioned against you, you will find this inscription on each one: IT SHALL NOT PROSPER!"

God Never Fails his own

Shalom!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

THE GULLIBILITY OF NIGERIANS ALWAYS BAFFLE ME!

LAUGHING AT ANON 5:41PM LAST LINE.

I DO COME ACROSS THE YOUTHS WHO ARE FOND OF SUPPORTING ANY ARGUMENT WITH 'MY PASTOR SAID.....' THAT I WONDERED IF IS IT THE PASTORS THEY OUGHT TO QUOTE OR THE BIBLE.

THE BIBLE SAYS GOD IS NOT MOCKED OR DECEIVED, WHATEVER A MAN SOWS, HE SHALL SURELY REAP! MANY MEN OF GOD HAD COME & GONE WITH THEIR BRAINWASHING BUT THE WORD OF GOD NEVER CHANGES.

INDEED I AGREE WITH THE PERSON THAT ASKED WHY ALFAS & IMANS HAD NEVER BEING UNDER CROSS-FIRE? THERE ARE TIMES WE HAVE TO SIT DOWN & QUESTION THESE OUR SO-MEN OF GOD.

ARMED ROBBERS CAME TO OUR CHURCH [RCCG] 2 SUNDAYS AGO WHILE THE FIRST SERVICE WAS GOING ON, & I ASKED MYSELF WHY? NO FEAR OF GOD IN THE HEARTS OF MEN BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE CHURCH HAD BECOME AN ORGANIZATION, WHERE MONEY IS MADE BIG TIME!

THEN IT WAS TITHES, THEY PROCEEDED TO FIRST FRUITS [WHERE A MEMBER WOULD HAND OVER THE FIRST SALARY IN THE NEW YEAR WHICH IS JANUARY] NOW THEY ARE GOING TOWARDS ANOTHER DIMENSION WHERE ONE IS EXPECTED TO SUBMIT HIS SALARY QUARTERLY![PLEASE I CAN'T REMEMBER THE CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE USED TO BACK IT UP].

IT GRATES ON MY NERVE TO SEE PEOPLE'S STUPIDITY EXPLOITED TO THE FULLEST IN THE NAME OF GIVING TO GOD. I LIKE WHAT A COMMENTATOR SAID ABOUT PEOPLE GIVING BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO BRIBE GOD!

I WISH THE EFFC GOOD-LUCK IN THEIR INVESTIGATION BECAUSE THEY ARE DEALING WITH A SET-UP THAT ARE VERY SMART! I WON'T BE SURPRISED IF THEY MEET DEAD ENDS. BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAVE A PRICE & THERE WOULD BE SPIES INSIDE THE EFCC THAT WOULD BE GIVING THE CHURCH INFORMATION! AND WHEN EFFC DON'T SUCCEED, THE PASTORS WOULD MAKE SO MUCH NOISE THAT IT'S A MIRACLE & GOD HAD DISGRACED THEIR ENEMIES BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS; TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED!...SMH IN PITY.

Anonymous said...

i am Anonymous, November 30, 2010 2:10 PM


Linda u did not post the whole of my comment, linda i think you are sheetin here.

sayluv said...

As 4 me,i will not jugde but leave all to d one who sees all

oscar said...

Personally. I like Pastor Chris as a person but his preachings appear too ,cosmetic and sophisticated. The way his members reason is eccentric . they think Chris is infallible,it's comparable to an open Cult. If today Chris tells them to stop paying their taxes to the state govt they will do so. If he tells them today to marry two wives the will do so and no single member will challenge him including all those his pastors that copy him in frying in their hair and doing jerry curl.....

His members are too overconfident and eccentric , just engage them in a meaning discuss and you will notice that.

Having said this , I think EFCC should busy themselves with those corrupt politicians who have looted this country dry.I don't think Pastors loot govt treasury , they only indoctrinate their members and make them gullible. They make it seem as if you can bribe God. When EFCC is ready for Pastors they should turn their searchlight on all of them not only Chris. So many of them use jets while so many of their members cant even pay for accommodation and school fees, and yet they brainwash them to pledge their last fadin while they live in affluence and stupendous wealth.

Segedoo said...

Yikes is all I can say o!

Linda Ikeji said...

@anon 3:47, how can i tamper with ur comment, u think that's possible? u must have forgotten to complete it.

9jaLife said...

Hahahahaha @ Comrade Poster who says because Pastors use jets while their congregation is full of broke folks, then something is wrong somewhere...

What are you suggesting, Naija should practise socialism/comunism?


SMH

Teaser said...

"Pastor" Chris Oyakhilome reminds me of Rev. Ike ( Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II ), Mike Murdock and Jimmy Swaggart.

They are all of the Phineas Parkhurst Quimby // Emanuel Swedenborg new thought "churches".

They are all Freemasons and Rosicrucians.

Freemasons and Rosicrucian are luciferians - devil worshippers. Lucifer is the God of darkness and evil, and is the God of Freemasonry.

Read "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry" by Albert Pike.

http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/Blog

Anonymous said...

All this talk about not judging..I'm sorry but human beings are given a conscience and a sense of right and wrong. The actions of these MOG's are wrong! It's like saying we should not judge the politicians or armed robbers! Rubbish!!!!

By the way the Bible said "touch not my anointed", it didn't say anything about Pst. Oyakhilome or all those other bishops in Nigeria! I can't blame them though, Nigerians in general are just sheep; I've never met a group of people so unwilling to think. before you ask, I am Nigerian too but the whole thing don tire me.

Shalom!!!

Tosin said...

Oh wow! To show how false this write-up is, they say Pastor Chris is 59 years old! Come on! Get your facts right before saying and posting rubbish!

LOL said...

LMAO THR EFCC ARE ALL FOOLS WASTIBG THEIR TIME..INSTEAD OF THEN TO GO AFTER THE REAL THIVES IN THE GOVERNMENT THEY ARE GOING AFTER THE MAN OF GOD...WELL ITS A WASTE OF TIME I SAY BECAUSE THE LORD WILL KEEP PROVIDING FOR HIM AND FOR ALL WHO BELIEVES IN HIM... FOOLS WHO STIL LIVE IN DARKNESS WILL CALL IT MONEY LAUNDERING BECAUSE THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THAT GOD HAS GOT US COVERED

Anonymous said...

Teaser; thank you. You said it all. Pastor Chris belongs to the Church of the beast!

Anonymous said...

I think all ye finger pointers should go and put your own tiny houses in order! Leave him the heck alone, if he's wrong well who are you to judge him? Seriously!

Hadiza said...

hello linda while this is not to upset or annoy you in any way, i just cant help but ask why u r so adamant about the deeds of men of God. i read ur blog n follow from time to time d stories you put up from the bishop eddie long to pastor Oyedepo and now Pastor Chris....do you have a personal vendetta with them or is it a reflection of something deeper you are trying to avoid by convincing yourself at all costs that these men r bad people...i wonder,if these men were ordinary Joes who made money tru honest businesses wud we b so concerned about them

There r lots of people in nigeria far richer dan Pastor Chris into all sorts like drugs n the likes and we know some even celebrate dem n dance to their music so what is it dat dese men have done to get pointed at with the acussing finger ever so often

Well i wud jus say this, you let God be the judge, nobody is perfect every body has deir own fair share of faults i guess dats jus what makes us human let us not judge so we wnt b judged pls stick to d fashon, style and entertainment you are so good at dont start what you may not be able to finish.

all d best