Detained Physically Challenged Woman Whose Child Went Missing In Church Of Nigerian Billionaire Pastor Charged But Released On Bail
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Detained Physically Challenged Woman Whose Child Went Missing In Church Of Nigerian Billionaire Pastor Charged But Released On Bail
A physically challenged woman, Ruth Matthew, whose two-year-old child went missing in Christ MercyLand Deliverance Ministries (CMDM) has been charged for extortion.
Ruth who appeared in Magistrate Court 2, in Effurun, Delta State on Wednesday was accused by the founder and senior Prophet of the church, Jeremiah Fufeyin of defrauding the general public using his name.
Ruth was arrested for demanding justice over the disappearance of his son in Fufeyin’s church some years ago.
The woman was on Saturday moved by the police to Benin, Edo State and detained.
However, she was moved to Magistrate Court, Effurun in Delta State on Wednesday where a group of lawyers; a human rights activist, Ejiroloromeke Abigail; a London-based blogger, Maureen Badejo and Bisola Hephzi-bah Johnson secured her release on bail.
In a video clip, Bisola, the lawyers and some other supporters were seen posing with Ruth Matthew in front of the court, thanking God and all the people who supported Ruth.
Bisola who was earlier arrested and later released over the case presented Ruth as a free woman.
She said, “This is Ruth Matthew live and direct, she has regained her freedom and her bail has been perfected.”
Isaac Obasi, human rights advocate and founder of Obasi Foundation for Justice had earlier posted a video showing how Ruth, came down from an aircraft in Benin City, Edo State and was whisked away in a wheelchair.
His post reads, “Three years ago, a physically challenged woman named Ruth Matthew went to the church of popular Warri-based prophet, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin with her four children (all boys).
“She said when Jeremiah saw her, he asked if he was the mother of all these boys and she answered him yes, then from there at their ‘mercy land’ shrine, the youngest of her son who was then 2-years-old disappeared mysteriously. She began to look for him but couldn’t find him.
“Jeremiah’s security couldn’t explain where the missing child was and they have refused to show the CCTV footage of what transpired. Ruth began to cry out for her son but the pulpit robber Jeremiah and his members began to attack her, telling her to stop asking about the child.
“Ruth refused and kept raising her voice to make sure she gets back her son. A South African-based preacher who has been exposing occultic and rogue African false prophets, especially in Nigeria got in contact with her and began to help her out to see that justice is done and she gets back her child.
“Jeremiah and his gullible followers didn’t like that, so they began threatening her and also promising her millions and cars for her to stop talking about her missing son but as usual she refused and on Saturday the highly corrupt and criminal Nigerian police on the orders of the fraudster Preacher Jeremiah came to abduct Ruth and took her to Benin.
“As God will have it, a fearless and fiery woman of God, Bisola Hephzi-bah Johnson had flown into Abuja from Lagos to stand by Ruth and make sure she gets justice. She looked for her in Abuja police stations but couldn’t find her she was told Ruth had been taken to Benin and she decided to fly down to Benin and by fate, the aircraft she boarded was the one used to kidnap Ruth too and she made this video.
“I don’t know how we got to this cursed state where false prophets like Jeremiah and his cohorts have been terrorising those speaking up and exposing their shenanigans and criminalities.”