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A 57-year-old pastor at Church of the Lord of Isreal, Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa who reportedly impregnated two sisters and duped the victim’s mother the sum of N1.5 million has said revealed would embark on prison evangelism if he gets forgiveness from the public.
The pastor who admitted that he had sinned against God’s commandments blamed evil spirit for his conduct.
The pastor said this on Monday while being parade alongside 37 other suspected criminals at the state Police headquarters, Eleweran in Abeokuta.
He claimed he was hunted and brought down by Satan.
He however denied the allegation of impregnating the two sisters, claiming he only impregnated the one he was legally married to.
Ajigbotoluwa explained that he was deceived by the evil spirit to marry one of the sisters with the consent of their parents.
According to him, God knows the time I came to earth and the time I will go back, but if God gives me the favour and time to talk , if he gives me the grace as he gave David the grace to continue ministerial assignment.
He added, “there is no man of God that Satan will not hunt except the person that it’s own time has not come.
” If I can have favour from God and from Nigerians , and from the government, then, it is my promise that I will turn a new life and I will be preaching to prisoners. I will be going to cells to preach them, that is the kind of ministry I want to establish, to change people if God can give me the grace.
“What one did that the person did not know it was bad at that time and it resulted as if it was bad , If I knew it was bad, I won’t do it , as it’s happening now it is a disgrace on me”.
The embattled pastor however called on Nigerians to desist from condemning religious leaders, saying every religious leaders are faced with temptations from the devil.
He further said, “I say apology to God Almighty for finding myself in this position, if I knew it would happen, I wouldn’t have agreed to marry the sister.
“Then, for the people who have been giving kind of reactions, kind of motives that should we say there are Christian leaders, do we say there are clergymen. There are saint, they are clergy men. I was like that before, so, people should not condemn the house of God, they should not condemn the work of God.
“I am crying because of God, because the name of God should not be put to shame, especially when you’re talking of white garment church , likewise Pentecostal church of God. yes, we read the same Bible, for my own sake nobody should desert them or abuse them or molest them or say that there is no minister of God or say that there is no God or say that they will not worship God, No. I am only a sinner , somebody else might not be.”
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun while parading the suspects said the 38 arrested committed different of offences ranging from armed robbery, murder, cultism , rape, among others.
Ajogun added that the suspects were arrested at different areas of the state between July and August.
Ajogun further said that assorted charms, locally made double barrel pistols, live cartridges among others were recovered from the suspects.
The Police boss who stated that the police has begun house-to-house search for illegal arms, advised criminals in the state to submit their ammunitions to the command.
He however assured that his leadership will hunt criminals in the state to their hideouts.