One of the senior pastors of the Omega Fire Ministries has reportedly been sacked from the Ministry for his role in MMM Ponzi scheme.
The General Overseer of OFM, Apostle John Suleiman, had condemned the scheme describing it as satanic.
A statement from the church communicated Pastor Joseph Aiyedun’s sack.
Pastor Aiyedun was in charge of one the OFM branches in Aba, Abia, was expelled.
“The Omega Fire Ministries wants to clarify a news linking one of her pastors to MMM.
“The said pastor allegedly used the ministry’s name to register for the MMM scheme.
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“Ordinarily, the church would not have reacted to the story because of falsehoods published regularly by some news websites.
“After investigating the report, we established that one of our branch pastors in Aba, Pastor Joseph Aiyedun, participated in the scheme.
“The church authority decided to expel Pastor Aiyedun not because he registered for the Ponzi scheme.
“He was expelled because he involved the ministry’s name in the satanic adventure.
“And we discovered that he was able to use the ministry’s name because he had access to the account of his branch.
“This alone is against the church’s guidelines.
“It is likely to be a fraud which must have carried out in connivance with the branch’s account department.
“We are still investigating further to unravel the whole activities.”
“Of the OFM’s 200 churches in Nigeria alone and its 800 branches in 51 nations of the world, it is possible for any of the pastors to go astray and be corrected.
“In fact, we discovered that Pastor Aiyedun and some OFM members participated in the Ponzi scheme.
“This was before our father, Apostle Johnson Suleman, made the warning last year against MMM.
“However, Pastor Aiyedun was fired because he did it with the ministry’s name.