Gloria Ogbu

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State has remanded Pastor Peter Michonza of the New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry, at the Federal Correctional Centre Kabba for allegedly selling bullet proof water and for culpable homicide.

According to report, the suspect was arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) on September 19, 2022 over allegations of running labour wards for pregnant women in his church located at Ageva in Okene LGA of the state and selling bulletproof water to people.

The presiding Chief Magistrate, Abdul A Umar, gave the order on Thursday, October 6, following the ex parte application of DSS to remand the accused person to enable them to continue further investigations.

It was also gathered that, the Kogi State Government sealed his church on Monday, September 26, 2022, and moved out over 100 people mainly young women who claimed they came for prayer and had spent months at the place, including others mentally unstable placed under chains.

The suspect would be charged to the High of Justice after the preliminary investigations are concluded.

Pastor Peter Michonza