Excessive Christian Ministry Pastor on the run after being named by ritualist gang in Benin
The Pastor of the Excessive Christian Ministry on Asoro Park, Ekewan Road in Benin City, is on the run after being named as a ritualist.
Pastor Marvelous Idubor was named by members of his ritual gang who were arrested by the police while performing the act.
Standard Gazette gathered that two members, Daniel Eguare, 22, and Oboko Marvis, 24, both from Delta State but resident in Benin city, were arrested after a tip-off from residents.
The duo were arrested in a house around Irhirhi on Airport Road while performing a money ritual using a cat and a coffin.
Edo State police command received a tip that some persons who recently rented a one-bedroom apartment in the locality had brought a coffin to the house at midnight with some strange persons.
SG gathered that the suspects also had a pussy cat which they used for the rituals.
The residence was stormed by the police during the rituals, and two members were arrested.
According to the police, the suspects procured the items to enable them to carry out incantations that would produce money.
The police statement also revealed that a fake police Chaplain identity card with the name "Marvelous Idubor" was found in the car of the alleged ritual leader.
The police said the suspect, who is now on the run, used the fake police chaplain id card to beat police checkpoints while moving some of the ritual materials to their locations.
Officers rescued the cat, which some residents alleged could be a human being, which was transformed into an animal for the ritual.
According to an unconfirmed report, the police hold on to the cat if the unfounded claim is valid.
Other items recovered include one earth pot, a female brassiere, anointing oil and other bizarre materials.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.