The Periscope reporter
It appears that morality, fidelity and uprightness are challenged in the house of God with some pastors’ callings being considered as akin to devil deception, fertilising infidelity.
News Platform online can report that week after the police in Adamawa State detained two Pentecostal Pastors (male and female) in connection with alleged infidelity leading to bearing of two children, another female evangelist, Kwanye Tumba has dragged the Pastor of House Chapel in Karewa, Yola North Local Government Area of the state to Criminal Area Court II for alleged refusal to marry her.
Kwanye told Hon Nuhu Musa Garta led Area Court that the 28 year old Pastor, Marwa Tumba who earlier promised to marry her, having seen in a vision, dumped her for another lady after manipulating her, in God’s name, to exhaust all her wealth and time on and with him.
Kwanye told the court that she first met Marwa the acclaimed man of God after a prayer meeting at Yolde Pate, a suburb of Yola South LGA in 2019, during which he told her that he saw a vision that she has got a husband.
Kwanye said Marwa informed her that she would be his wife and thereafter, asked her to start sowing a seed, which she responded as requested by giving the pastor the sum of N1000.
Kwanye said that Marwa later visited her in the house she built when she was working with a nongovernmental organisation, adding that she welcomed him and cooked for him, marking the beginning of their relationship with a promise that it would be translated to marriage as he has seen in the vision.
Kwanye narrated that her Pastor boyfriend later told her to resign from her job and sell her house before getting married, which she agreed. She tendered her resignation and sold her house at the sum of #500,000.00.
Kwanye said she transferred the sum of #50,000 as tithe into the account of the pastor and used the remaining money in supporting the church from time to time until all the money got finished.
Having drained her lean, the pastor boyfriend asked the pastor girlfriend to give him the list of all items required as provided by tradition for their marriage, which she did.
Little the complainant did know that it was a fraud when the pastor boyfriend asked her to go to her parents in Michika and wait for him to go for a proper introduction and arrangement for marriage.
Kwanye spent many days in Michika but the pastor boyfriend betrayed her by failing to present himself before her parents for introduction as promised. It was not to be easy between her and her parents who thought that she was lying, they sent her out of the house.
According to her, since then, her pastor boyfriend was no longer picking her calls. Frustrated by the disappointment, she left Michika to Yola but to her utter dismay, pastor boyfriend disappeared traceless.
She lamented that he abandoned her after defrauding; manipulated her to quit her job, sold her only house and became miserable, saying that she currently lived in an uncompleted building in Yolde Pate, selling vegetables to earn a living.
But when the statement of the complaint was read to the defendant upon his arraignment in court on Monday, the man of God denied the claims.
The defendant Counsel, M. A. Mohammed pleaded with the court to grant bail to his client. The prayer was granted and the hearing adjourned to 4th February, 2021 to enable the complainant assemble her witnesses to prove her case.
NEWS PLATFORM who was in court saw the bushy professed man of God with another lady who accompanied him to court, and she was said to be his new found girlfriend whom he is proposing to marry, perhaps he also told her that he has seen in a vision.