Posted by News Express | 30 January 2020 | 1,522 times
Abuja-based Pastor and General Overseer of Firehouse Church International Worship Centre Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the publishers of The Nation newspaper to retract an allegation levelled against him through its online publication of January 28, 2020.
The story captioned “DRAMA AS MAN DIES IN COFFIN AFTER ABUJA PASTOR ALLEGEDLY PAID HIM N500,000.00 FOR MIRACLE SCAM” claimed that Bishop Esezobor paid half a million naira for a fake miracle that later claimed the life of an unnamed trader in Abuja.
In a letter dated 30th January 2020 by his solicitors, G.O.C Owo & Co, Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor demanded the following as reliefs:
“Retraction of the story in its entirety, an apology published in Six National Newspapers including The Nation Newspaper, the delete of the unsubstantiated story as from its website as well as payment of Two Billion Naira (N2,000,000 only) for the damages to his person and reputation.”
Failure to oblige as requested, the Bishop threatens to institute legal action against The Nation and its publishers at the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum.
Checks showed that the same allegation was first made in 2016 and the bishop came out to unequivocally deny it.
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