The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, on Monday slammed an indefinite suspension on its member, who allegedly raped and impregnate 16-year-old orphan.
Recall that Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Sunday said that the 48-year-old Abuja-based pastor from Nsukka, Enugu State, identified as David Onyekachukwu was arrested for allegedly defiling the young girl after deliverance sessions.
A statement signed by MFM Spokesman, Mr Collins Edomaruse noted that Onyekachukwu, is “not an ordained Pastor” of the branch in Life Camp area of Abuja, adding that the suspension was in line with the rules and regulations of MFM.
He said that the indefinite suspension was a result of an investigation carried out by the Church that established that the member was culpable of the alleged reported offence of rape, which resulted in the reported pregnancy of the minor.
“Confirming the incident, Regional Overseer (RO) Gwarimpa region of the church, Pastor Babalola Niyi, said: the member is not an ordained pastor in Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
“He is just a member and worker in that Life Camp branch and he has been suspended from the branch immediately.
“The church can not stop the law from taking its course as doing so will amount to condoning evil and being an accessory after the fact.
“After investigation, we confirm that the raping and impregnating of the girl is true and the matter is currently being handled by the police.
“However, we want to say that the alleged person is not an ordained Pastor or an officially appointed Pastor in MFM Gwarimpa Region.
“This is therefore a personal issue between the Brother and the innocent victim. It has nothing to do with Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
“In MFM, the leadership does not condone indiscipline. Absolute holiness within and without is our hallmark in the Ministries.
“This is of a priority in all our trainings and teachings to our Pastors and members. The alleged brother is already in the Custody of the Police to allow the law to take its course”.