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The curse of Nigeria's prosperity junk Christianity: Police Confirms Arrest of Controversial Lagos prosperity Pastor, Sign Fireman over Alleged Ritual Murder Of A Virgin Girl

 

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Police Confirms Arrest of Controversial Lagos Pastor, Sign Fireman over Alleged Ritual Murder Of A Virgin Girl



Pastor Sign Fireman
By Saharareporters, New York 
Controversial Lagos miracle Pentecostal priest, Pastor Ofuche Ukoha (also known as) "Sign Fireman" has been implicated in a ritual murder scandal involving a boy in his church who strangled 12 year old teenage girl while trying to obtain feces from her for ritual purposes.

The disclosure of Pastor Fireman's involvement in the scandal was made by an eighteen year old boy paraded by the police in Lagos. The teenage suspect stated during the parade that he was sent on the ritual mission by Pastor  Fireman.

He said he had always dreamt of becoming rich and had approached the pastor personally, after years of attending the church without his own financial miracle happening, Mr. Fireman reportedly told him the way to get his Sign for finance was to get the feces of a virgin girl. The suspect said Pastor Fireman promised him a reward of N100,000 for the assignment.

The suspect narrated how he sought and killed the 12 year old girl simply named "Bose", the daughter of poor lady on his street.

Confirming the incident to a Lagos correspondent this morning, Lagos Police PRO, Mrs. Ngozi Braide said Pastor Fireman was arrested on Tuesday five days after he was declared wanted by the police. She said investigation has commenced regarding his involvement.

She also said the outcome of the investigation would  soon be made public.

With his church receiving hordes of miracle seekers every weekend, Pastor Fireman's church auditorium at Aguda, Surulere area of Lagos is reportedly notorious for using semi-nude female ushers.

The pastor was a subject of a UK-based Channel 4 documentary carried by journalist Seyi Rhodes of Channel 4's "Unreported World" in 2011.

"Nigeria's Millionaire Preachers" with Seyi Rhodes from Sahara Reporters on Vimeo.




Popular Lagos pastor Dr. Sign Fireman arrested over alleged ritual murder of virgin girl

Pst FiremanControversial Lagos miracle Pastor Ofuche Ukoha, popularly known as Dr. Sign Fireman, has been arrested by Lagos police over alleged ritual murder of a 12 year old girl.
Sahara Reporters reports

“Sign Fireman has been implicated in a ritual murder scandal involving a boy in his church who strangled a 12 year old girl while trying to obtain feces from her for ritual purposes.

The disclosure of Pastor Fireman’s involvement in the scandal was made by an eighteen year old boy paraded by the police in Lagos. The teenage suspect (pictured above) stated during the parade that he was sent on the ritual mission by Pastor Fireman.

He said he had always dreamt of becoming rich and had approached the pastor personally, after years of attending the church without his own financial miracle happening, Mr. Fireman reportedly told him the way to get his Sign for finance was to get the feces of a virgin girl. The suspect said Pastor Fireman promised him a reward of N100,000 for the assignment.

The suspect narrated how he sought and killed the 12 year old girl simply named “Bose”, the daughter of poor lady on his street.

Confirming the incident to a Lagos correspondent this morning, Lagos Police PRO, Mrs. Ngozi Braide said Pastor Fireman was arrested on Tuesday five days after he was declared wanted by the police. She said investigation has commenced regarding his involvement.

She also said the outcome of the investigation would soon be made public.
With his church receiving hordes of miracle seekers every weekend, Pastor Fireman’s church auditorium at Aguda, Surulere area of Lagos is reportedly notorious for using semi-nude female ushers.

How Dr. Sign Fireman Of Perfect Christianity Mission Swindles His Congregation With Fake Miracles…Says God is a game

signn2It is bizarre how some people will go extra length all in the name of making money, including using the name of God. There has been several reports of the activities of pastors who have perfected different strategies to convince hapless Nigerians to part with their valuables in the name of sowing of seed, and investigation has revealed that the senior pastor of Perfect Christianity Mission, Dr. Sign Fireman, may actually be one of those pastors who will have their members for donation rather salvation.
His brand of evangelism first came to our notice when a report of how he wooed Nigerian actresses to his church was revealed some years back through an advertorial placed by his church.

The message of the ad, “All The Hot Girls In Lagos Attend Dr. Fireman’s Church” became an issue of controversy in the Christian community. Many pastors argued that against the teachings of the Bible that says Christians should not be equally yoked with the unbelievers. They pointed out the use of “hot” for girls just like the slangs among guys in the secular world and this prompted our findings into the activities of the man who is hardly addressed as a pastor.

 

Findings revealed that unlike other Nigerian pastors who would want to assume the role of fathers to their congregation, Dr. Fireman’s mode of dressing portrays him as anything but fatherly. With his dress sense one can easily mistake him for an attention-seeking Nollywood actor just like many who throng his church every Sunday; and it would be right if he’s called an actor because the signs the pastor shows may actually be a process of grooming himself for the screen in the near future. The choice of siting his church in Surulere and the classy cars with which he cruises around with town put together with his tall and athletic posture which he cannot but flaunt in tight fitting garbs and which was complemented by his white beards would have been attracting the attention of many movie producers who have their base in his neighbourhood while cramming the face of his male Nollywood congregation with lines of worry.

He has allegedly been at a time or the other linked to one Nigerian actress or the other. He was at a time mentioned to be having it thick with Empress Njamah but that has since ceased to be.
Recently Global News was able to get a video documentary by one Sheyi Rhodes, an investigative journalist of “Unreported World”, a news medium that is based outside the shores of the country whose research on Nigeria’s millionaire pastors exposed the activities of Dr. Fireman which Nigeria-based journalists have not been given a chance to do.

In the documentary, the young man was allowed to go into the church with his cameraman to record proceedings during the church service. This, we gathered, was allowed because Fireman thought it was another form of publicity for his growing church, but in the course of the service the pastor removed the jacket he wore on a body hugging T-shirt while he called those who had been unsuccessful in life and unlucky with love to come out for deliverance.

The deliverance show was performed by Sign Fireman like a professional Hollywood actor as he went into dialogue with the spirit before sending it out. The event that ensued is only fit for the movie screen as the pastor began by commanding the spirit to do his bidding with no need to call the name of Jesus. Unknown to many, among those to be delivered were those close to the pastor and this much was revealed later in the documentary as she was discovered to be the pastor’s receptionist.

Another of such was when he claimed to be healing the sick. A man who was said to be crippled started working but this according to the journalist who compiled the information was all lies as he saw the guy walking into the church un-aided before the service whereas there were so many in the congregation who really needed the miracle but were given any chance. It was also observed that a young boy who was said to have been unable to walk for more than six years was able to walk in the video when Dr. Fireman prayed for him. Interestingly the young boy also walked into the church normally. And even though he had a hunchback, it was only his alleged walking problem that was “solved” leaving him with other ailment, raising questions as to whether or not hunchback disorder is too much a problem for God to solve in Dr. Fireman’s church.

The pastor who drives around in luxury cars ranging from Range Rovers to Hummer and Toyota Sequoia, all painted yellow, sees God as a very easy game. During one of his meetings with his church pastors, and to further bolster his word he explained to his pastors the importance of making sure they let the people know that they can meet their everyday need and that it is only by doing these that they will only be able to entice the people into coming to the church and this seems to have worked well for the church as his church boasts of more than 40 branches nationwide even when his ministry is far less than 20 years.

Sources revealed that he leaves with huge amount of money at every service he organizes as he encourages his members to give to the pastor who will in turn give some back to the church for development and this much is dramatised at every service of the church as members who are inspired during his services are regularly seen dropping money at his feet and the money later freighted away in Ghana-must-go bags.
While this is happening many of his congregation members are wallowing in abject poverty and are still giving whatever little they earn to their pastors who live in such luxuries.

 

Inside the bizarre wedding of Nigeria's controversial preacher, Dr. Fireman 

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Dr. Fireman and bride

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The controversial pastor’s wedding was like any other Sunday service at the church.

At exactly 8:29 a.m., I walked into the noisy grounds of the Perfect Christianity Mission, a semi-enclosed space where wooden beams are suspended on metallic poles, in Surulere, Lagos.

The Sunday service, which would double as the wedding of the General Overseer, had already begun.

The past few weeks has been awash with announcements of the impending marriage of Sign Fireman, a controversial character, who heads the church. He had picked one of the ladies in the church and the congregation were waiting, with bated breath, to see the bride.

On the wedding ‘flyer’ is a white Hummer limousine announcing the special guests at the ceremony – “governors, senators, top pastors from around the world, legendary businessmen from around the world,” amongst others.

I was present for the wedding ceremony.

I sat at a vantage point, from where I’d get a clear view of the altar as well as notice the arrival of any of the special guests. From my seat, I scanned the faces around the altar, no recognizable one yet.

Fireman, decked in a black suit on a cream shirt and his hair gleaming under the yellow lights at the altar, had begun to lead the prayer and worship session.

“Open your hands and come to the stage…”

The congregation chorused after him.

A lady in an obscure corner screamed: “My daddy is a handsome man.”

The music stopped abruptly.

Almost immediately, Fireman broke the silence. He sang, “Sweet sweet lover. Endless lover…”

The congregation went wild.

A security man, wearing a black face-cap and clutching a piece of wood, moved his feet in rhythm with the music. He threw the stick up, caught it mid air, and then dashed towards the gate- wriggling his waist all the time.

Not too far from where I sat in the church, a photographer begged a young lady in a long, flowing dress, posing for a shot to stop moving to the music and focus on the shot.

By the time the last of the choruses faded away, the church was filled to the brim with scores of people having nowhere to seat. Fireman, appearing surprised at the large turnout, knelt at the altar to apologize to those on their feet and asked some to come and perch around the edges of the altar.

A little boy leading an elderly blind man tried to force his way through the crowd onto a raised platform at the rear of the altar.

Signs and wonders

The controversy surrounding Fireman’s ministry lies mostly in the ‘signs and wonders’ he performs during his service, the miracles being astounding and outrageous in one breath.


A church flyer I was clutching showed a Sister Effiwatt testifying on how “the Man of God” raised her from the dead “instantly;” a Brother Olamide said he was cured “from seven years of total madness;” while

Brother Okafor narrated how he went from abject poverty to owning his own house.

When Sunday’s Healing and Miracles session began, it was no different.

Fireman set the ball rolling by likening the power of God to electrical power which can be converted to sound, mechanical, light.

“If you need healing, the power can turn into healing. Now if you need money, the Bible says the power can turn into wealth. The power of God is the multi-purpose solution. Whatever you need, all you have to do is receive power,” he said then added, “Before I came to the service today, the Lord assured me that he’s going to heal at least 70 profound people.”

Claps and cheers erupted and then, the miracles began.

Fireman moved to the first man, who said he fell and hit his leg and ever since has been walking with aid of a stick. Suddenly, the man dropped his stick and began to walk.

The congregation cheered.Dr. Fireman2

He moved to the next man, who said he hadn’t walked for two and a half years, and hugged him. The man rose, started to walk, at first gingerly, before racing across the altar, jumping up and down.
Again, there were cheers.

And then as if a thought just struck him, Fireman paused, called Pastor Chigozie, one of his junior pastors and offered him a Jaguar – which he said was bought for Fireman by a member a week ago.
The congregation rose from their seats to clap and cheer.

“The moment I count from one to seven, the first 12 people to stand up, your lives shall change forever.

Seven out of you, within the next 60 days, you will touch your first million,” Fireman announced.

He began to count and when he got to seven, everyone in the church stood up abruptly. I thought of all the things a million bucks could do in my life and leapt up from my plastic seat.

The miracles continued, gradually taking the semblance of a stage play, except that the congregation believed it was not.

A young woman began to roll on the floor of the altar, screaming, “She must serve me. She must serve me or I’ll frustrate her life. She must serve me.”

The pastor approached her.

“Are you ready to leave her?” he asked addressing the ‘demon’ inside the woman.

“Never,” the demon retorted, laughing maniacally.

A man in a grey beard walked towards the pastor, wagging a finger at his face and said, “You can’t do anything. I challenge you.”

“You challenge me?” Fireman asked.

“Yes. Who are you?” the grey-bearded man replied.

“You want to know who I am? I’ll take strength out of you!”

The pastor blew into his microphone thrice and the man collapsed in a heap.

“That is who I am,” Fireman declared.

The congregation cheered.

The man- judging by his accent, a Ghanaian- appearing remorseful, slowly rose to his feet and the pastor informed him that the cause of his problems were his grandfather but that he, Fireman, was going to send the “demons” back to the grandfather.

“Take a phone and call Ghana. In the next five minutes, he (the grandfather) will have a stroke,” Fireman said. “I’m not the first to do it. In Mark, Chapter 5, Jesus allowed demons to enter pigs.”

A woman told the pastor that her “pikin has been missing since one month.”

The pastor patted her on the shoulder, “Angel don find am. Now go.”

The woman walked away.

Testimony time

If I had thought that the Healing and Miracles session was a dress rehearsal for incredulity, the testimonies were a class act.

At 10:10 a.m., they began.

Fireman took up his seat on a cream coloured upholstered chair at the altar, allowing a junior pastor to run proceedings.

The first lady narrated how after the ‘Man of God’ blessed” her, she moved from having no job to getting six different offers in two weeks, including a phone call from a firm she never applied to.

The junior pastor asked her to step forward, turned to the congregation, pointed to Fireman and said, “I want 25 people to hold a seed of N1, 000 and come and drop at his (Fireman) feet. As you are returning to your seat, something must happen.”

Dozens of worshippers dashed towards the altar with their ‘seeds.’

Another member narrated how she used her “last N200 to sow a seed” the previous Sunday and how, six days later, “God surprised me and I’m laughing now.”

The junior pastor called for people to bring N200 to the feet of Fireman.

“Sow like a fool. Something must enter your hand. Your financial position is about to change. The person holding your money would release it after today.”

A crowd trooped towards the altar to drop their money at ‘Daddy’s’ feet.

The next testimony was from a woman who said that she had been barren for eight years but two months after she began attending the church, “the thing enter.”

Again, the junior pastor’s voice rang out from the altar.

“If you are here this morning and you are looking for a fruit of the womb or you know someone looking for a fruit of the womb, pick up a seed and come and drop here. The God of Fireman will surprise you.”

This time it was women that thronged the altar.

The next two testimonies sounded plain absurd to me: One lady claimed that after she was blessed by Fireman, she went to the market and the money in her purse “refused to finish.” A second lady testified that after her own blessing, the N100 notes in her bag turned to N200 notes.

“How’s that possible?” I asked the woman, nursing a baby beside me, my mouth half open.
The nursing mum smiled, “There’s nothing God cannot do.”

Perfect Christianity Mission

Perfect Christianity Mission runs a free transport service to convey members to and from the Sunday service.
The church’s edifice at Ketu Close is crammed between a Jehovah’s Witness church and a Mountain of Fire and Miracles church, with the sounds and sermons at the latter sometimes overlapping with the mission’s.

Every Sunday, smartly dressed young ladies stand at boundaries between the churches and lead folks into Perfect Christianity Mission’s sandy grounds where business activities flow side by side with what is happening at the pulpit.

At the rear of the church is a bookshop with cartons of olive oil near its door; a table stacked with indomie noodles and eggs, prepared on request; and a canteen where plates of fried and jollof rice are sold. Members are encouraged to visit any of the outlets during service.

Fireman realizes the stiff competition he is facing from his next door neighbours and he is determined to keep his flock from “straying.”

When he stood up in the middle of the testimony session, he had harsh words for his critics.

“Some idiots say if Fireman gets married, his power will go. The reason why Dr. Fireman is controversial (is) because this is what I’m born for!

“Jesus told me in person, in my room, that anybody that fights my marriage, he’ll take away from them something they love!”

After counting 15 people who stepped out to give a testimony, I stopped counting.

As the service drew to a close, the pastor announced that, at the next Sunday’s service, 18 and 200 worshippers would be made millionaires and multimillionaires respectively.

“If you are not around next Sunday, believe me, all your life, it will haunt you. The God that created Dangote (Nigeria’s richest man) is the same God that created you. He did not finish creating Dangote and stop.”

As I bent down to retrieve my Bible from under my chair, I realized that I’d barely touched it in the past four hours – we only read a verse from The Book of Second Peter.

The voice of junior pastor rang out from the altar again.

“Before we start the (wedding) reception, we are going to have our closing offering and tithes. After this, our daddy’s celebration. Celebration will not end in your life!”

The congregation chorused, “Amen!”

And Fireman’s wedding reception began.