Pastor Paul Enenche
Pastor Abraham Daniel, a former member of Dunamis Worldwide Gospel Centre, has revealed how Pastor Paul Eneche, founder and Senior Pastor of the church, falsely accused him and had him imprisoned on trumped up costs.
Daniel mentioned Eneche and different pastors had been offended at him for leaving the church whereas additionally claiming that he (Daniel) publicly criticised Eneche in his Fb posts that exposed the actions of the church.
Revealing his ordeal to SaharaReporters, Daniel mentioned whereas he was in jail he misplaced his enterprise whereas his spouse additionally moved away with their 5 kids on the affect of the church.
Based on Daniel, after resigning from his place as a pastor, he was accused of embezzling the church’s funds by way of a submit sponsored by the church on Nairaland, a micro-blogging web site and different information platform.
He was thereafter accused of posting about Eneche on Fb, which led to his detention for 3 weeks on the Suleja Jail, Abuja.
He mentioned, “I used to be ordained as a pastor in 2010. In 2014, I used to be posted to New Karu because the residence pastor.
“Whereas I used to be there, we began a faculty. I needed a faculty that might be virtually free for church members however an instruction got here from the headquarters that I mustn’t run the varsity freely, so I needed to cease the entire plan.
“I wrote on my Fb submit telling church buildings in Nigeria to encourage members’ improvement and likewise assist members.
“I additionally wrote that Christians now rejoice pastors as a substitute of specializing in Jesus and the teachings of the Bible.
“I later misplaced curiosity within the church, wrote a letter of resignation, it was accepted and I left.
“The pastor (Eneche) known as me and was insulting me as a result of I left the church. He despatched his pastors to start out calling my spouse to pester me to return to the church.
“This put my household in disarray as my spouse pestered me till I closed the ministry and ensured I returned to Dunamis Church.
“I left once more then immediately issues went rogue.
“A quantity known as me that he wanted my Uber service and we met unknowingly to me that they had been police.
“They took me to Karu Police Station saying that they arrested me due to what I wrote in opposition to Pastor Eneche.”
He added that he was moved to a different police station in Abuja and the church insisted that he should be taken to court docket.
He was ultimately charged to court docket and remanded in jail pending his bail utility.
He additionally mentioned that the church made false allegations whereas testifying in court docket, which made the choose ship him to jail earlier than he was granted one other bail.
He added, “I used to be detained from Friday till Monday and after they observed that the DPO of New Karu Police Station was not cooperating with them, they took me from there to Kubwa Space Command.
“They pressed the DPO to cost me to court docket, was remanded at Suleja Jail and after I used to be bailed, I went to beg him to withdraw the matter.
“Once more, at one other court docket listening to, they lied to the choose that I used to be nonetheless writing concerning the church and the choose ordered that I needs to be returned to jail. I spent three weeks at Suleja Jail earlier than I used to be ultimately launched.
“Whereas I used to be in jail, I misplaced my job and my household, and was launched in the course of the Coronavirus lockdown with nothing to fend for myself.”
He acknowledged that the church was bent on having him sentenced by the court docket for daring to depart Dunamis Centre and beginning his personal church.
He urged the court docket to strike out the case, saying it was baseless and premised on false allegations in opposition to his individual.
The church refused to touch upon the matter when contacted by SaharaReporters.
Head of Administrative (Central), Mr Victor Stephen, mentioned the church wouldn’t make any remark until an handwritten letter was despatched to its headquarters in Abuja.