By Thandie Chadzandiyani
EKITI STATE-(MaraviPost)-A pastor in Nigeria by the name of Ade Abrahim is in trouble after telling people he knows of a gate leading to heaven from south-western Nigeria that he can show them – for a fee.
The pastor was reported to police by one of his followers, who said the pastor had charged him 310,000 Naira (MK750 000) to see the supposed site in Araromi-Ugbeshi town, Ekiti state.
The so called pastor admitted that he had made the statement about heaven’s gate, saying it was “the God he serves” who revealed it to him to try the faith of his church members, but says he has not received any payment.
Nigerian Christian Association has released a statement disowning Pastor Ade Abraham, and Ekiti state police have collected written statements from members of his church and launched an investigation.
Pastor Ade Abraham’s church was originally based in Kogi state then Kaduna state, before moving southwards with his followers to a camp he built in Ekiti state.
The member who reported him to police has since moved back home to Kaduna state but his wife refused to join him, saying the “rapture” was coming soon.
But the couple, who do not wish to be named, has confirmed being in contact on the phone every day.