Why I accommodate people in 18 estates without rent – OPM Chinyere
The General Overseer of the Omega Power Ministry, Apostle Gift Chibuzor Chinyere has explained why he accommodated people in his 18 estates without collecting rent from them.
Apostle Chinyere made this explanation while speaking with newsmen, noting that he was homeless for some years in Lagos but was rescued by a Yoruba-muslim who didn’t know him at the time.
The cleric also shed light on recent speculations trailing welfare of Late Deborah Samuel’s Family.
Reports revealed that the OPM Pastor relocated the deceased family from Niger State to Port Harcourt following the killing of Ms Samuel for alleged blasphemy on May 12, 2022 at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State where she was schooling.
He was said to have given Deborah’s father, Emmanuel, a car and an estate for them to start a new life in Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, Deborah’s father, in a recent interview with Foundation for Investigative Journalism, said the clergyman only rented an apartment for them and paid for a year’s rent which has expired.
While clarifying the issue, Apostle Chibuzor, during his recent sermon in church, invited the late Deborah’s Dad and mum to the altar to clear some of the comments during the interview.
When asked why he rented an apartment for the family, the Apostle said the estate he promised them wasn’t ready as at that time, reason he relocated them to PH, paid for a year’s rent pending the time he completes building their estate.
Promising to always help people irrespective of religion or ethnicity, the cleric said, “When I came to Lagos, people I expected to accommodate me did not accommodate me. Who accommodated me was a Yoruba-Muslim stranger when I was sleeping under the bridge. We were more than twelve or so in that house.
“People I accommodated were Muslims, Christians, different tribes. Different tribes accommodated, me so I had to do likewise and that is what I did. People that I don’t know where living with me.
“Currently 18 estates people are living without Kobo for rent. I don’t see reason I’ll be collecting estate I’ll be collecting to this wonderful (Deborah’s) family then I’ll be asking them for the rent,” he said.
Apostle Chinyere stated further that if he really needed rent he would simply go and ask those living in his numerous estates for rent and not to bother the late Deborah’s family, adding that God will not forgive him if he collects rent from the family.