Delta State Police Command, yesterday, said it has commenced investigation into the petition by Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Futeyin, the General Overseer of Christ Mercy Land Deliverance Ministry, Effurun.
The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed this development, said investigations are ongoing in the petition by Prophet Futeyin to the State’s Commissioner of Police, Ali Mohammed, concerning a viral video trending on the social media by his alleged detractors.
In the petition titled: “ A case of conspiracy, cybercrime, criminal defamation, using the internet, cultism, suspected murder, cyberstalking and conduct against Pastor Ighosotu Johnmark and others,’’ Prophet Jeremiah, alleged that a pastor in Delta State, connived with one Bishop and Apostle in a bid to concoct confessions and miracles, maliciously and falsely used the Internet to allegedly blackmail him and the entire membership of his ministry.
The petitioner alleged that the blackmail has brought about untold damage to his reputation, which he worked assiduously over the years to achieve, the high ministerial rating of the Church, which is now being negatively portrayed through the making of spurious claims that the miracles taking place there and to which thousands of worshippers across the country and beyond are testifying to is fake and staged managed by the senior prophet.
The petitioner also claimed that in the trending video, the said Bishop claimed to have sucked the blood of yet to be identified, innocent persons.
He, therefore, called on the police to seriously and urgently investigate the claim in the light of the law.
Prophet Jeremiah further claimed in the petition that there had never been any form of subsisting relationship between him and the said Apostle as to warrant the level of blackmail and organised character assassination currently playing out.
He stated that the issue of allegations of cannibalism, cultism, killings of innocent human beings and drinking of their blood as thrown up in the trending video are not issues that should be treated lightly by the law and its enforcement agencies, but should be thoroughly investigated with the level of dispatch it deserves.