Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, the General Overseer of the Power of the Holy Ghost Evangelical Ministry a.k.a Tuesday Tuesday Church, was arrested over the weekend after over 100 security operatives stormed his church following allegations of scam made against him by some members of his church and the community.
It was gathered that the arrest which caused pandemonium Shoba community, Abule-Ado, Lagos, had over 100 security operatives made up of officials of EFCC, and policemen from the area. Prophet Cletus Ilongwo was reportedly arrested in the early hours of the day, after all efforts to invite the pastor of the church, who is standing trial in court, to report to EFCC failed.
The Pastor who defrauded a church member of N85 million which led to the loss of his job in one of the first generation banks in the country, was invited for interrogation but jumped bail and efforts made to re-arrest him failed until his surety was arrested last week.
Prophet Cletus Ilongwo who abandoned his surety to languish in EFCC detention, was arrested forcefully in one of the rooms in his church in a joint operation by EFCC and the Police which lasted for hours, as church members confronted security agents with dangerous weapons.
Members of the community who went wild with jubilation, had reportedly been complaining over the activities of the prophet and members of his church. According to them, hoodlums and bodyguards attached to the prophet had subjected them to intimidation, harassment and public assault and all efforts they made to call the attention of the Police to their activities failed.
The Pastor was taken to EFCC office at Ikoyi, where he was detained and taken to Ikeja High Court today to answer charges against him by the former banker.