Despite yesterday’s Supreme Court affirmation of the death by hanging sentence slammed on Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King, members of his church – Christian Praying Assembly, CPA, have expressed strong faith that the controversial cleric will not end up on the gallows.
This was as they expressed their conviction that the case for which ‘His Holiness’ as they call him, was convicted was a frame up orchestrated by estranged members of the church who Reverend King asked to leave on account of their conduct.
They made this known while speaking with The Nation, with one of them asserting that Rev’d King is “more than a mere human being and cannot be killed by any mortal.”
Speaking with the newspaper, a member of the church, who identified himself as Obi, said: “The judgment which is a human decision is not the final. A judgment that will supercede this one will come. We have total confidence in our leader and this is why we have not relented in our efforts to hold service.
“In spite of the judgment, we are going to have service on Sunday and celebrate him. For you to know how powerful he is, he has been providing solutions to numerous people’s problems right from the prison walls.
“He does this using online medium. Right there in the prison, the officials don’t go close to him because of the enormity of the power he wields. If they can’t go close to him in the prison, how would it be possible for them to kill him? It is impossible. I personally received divine healing through him before his arrest. I was having a terminal ailment and when he mounted the pulpit and pointed at my direction, the sickness vanished. This was in 2006 and till date the sickness has not come back.”
Another worshipper said: “His holiness cannot be killed even with the Supreme Court judgment. He said it long ago that no man is capable of touching a strand of hair on his head.
“The whole drama is a calculated plan by some people to bring his ministry down. It started in June 2006 when His holiness asked cult members, herbalists and other people with shady character in the church to either declare for God or leave the church.
“After making the statement, some people who believed they were highly connected came to him and told him that they would blackmail him and make sure the ministry was brought down.
“Thereafter, this ‘frame-up’ came up. For you to know that the case was a frame-up, did they bring the dead bodies of the seven people that were allegedly killed to the court to serve as evidence?
“It was all a ruse. Those seven people in question are roaming about the street and we do see them here in Ajao Estate. It was only Ann that died and it was these seven people that killed her. It wasn’t His holiness that killed her as alleged.
“She was going to put on the generator when they set fire on it. When she was eventually taken to the hospital, they went there and used pillow to choke her to death. That was how those people who vowed to deal with His holiness started carrying out their plans. But the truth is that they cannot kill him.”
Also speaking, Sunny, who equally worships at CPA, maintained that whereas the judgment was contrary to their expectations, they remained confident that he would come out unscathed.
“His holiness cannot be killed. He is more than a mere human being and cannot be killed by any mortal.
“We were waiting with high expectations that the case would be struck out. We held a vigil yesterday and went ahead to clean the church premises waiting for his return. We didn’t have to pray for the case to be struck out at the vigil because we were convinced that he would be released.
“The Supreme Court judgment cannot dampen our morale because we are convinced that he would not be killed. He is not a mere mortal like the rest of us. He will come back home at the appointed time and by then, the people behind this whole thing will bury their heads in shame,” he stated.
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