A Pastor presiding over one of the Nigerian branches of the Omega Fire Ministries has reportedly been sacked from the Ministry for participating in the MMM online financial help scheme.
The sack of the Pastor comes on the heels of earlier statement made by the General Overseer, Pastor Suleman who condemned the financial scheme tagging it as satanic.
In a statement issued by the head of administration at the church, Pastor David Apelorioye, the affected pastor, Pastor Joseph Aiyedun in charge of one the OFM branches in Aba, Abia State got expelled from the service of the church for his participation in the satanic venture.
The statement issued by the church reads: “The management of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide is using this medium to react to a news making the rounds on the social media regarding one of his pastors who used the ministry’s name to register for the MMM scheme.
“Ordinarily, the church would not have reacted to the story because of falsehoods being published regularly by some blogs and news websites whose credibility are questionable. But after a thorough investigation by the church authority, it was established that one of our branch pastors in Aba, Pastor Joseph Aiyedun, indeed participated in the scheme.”
The statement added: “The church authority decided to expel Pastor Aiyedun not because he registered for the ponzi scheme but because he involved the ministry’s name in the satanic adventure. And we discovered that he was able to use the ministry’s name because he had access to the account of his branch which itself is against the church’s guidelines and a fraud likely to have been carried out in connivance with the branch’s account department. We are still investigating further to unravel the whole activities.”
The church further urged the public to disregard any news which holds that the Church is involved in the MMM scheme.
“Of the OFM’s 200 churches in Nigeria alone and its 800 branches in 51 nations of the world, it is possible for any of the pastors to go astray and be corrected. In fact, we discovered that Pastor Aiyedun, including some other members of OFM, did the scheme before our father, Apostle Johnson Suleman made the warning last year against MMM, but Pastor Aiyedun was fired because he did it with the ministry’s name as the OFM rules forbid any of its pastors access to the account except people in the account department.”
Source: The Herald