General Overseer (G.O) of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Snr. Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, popularly known as Owomowomo, has pleaded to withdraw a blackmail case he instituted against the duo of Mr. Godwin Boukan and Amos Wanki on the 2nd of September, 2020 at the Magistrate Court 1, Ughelli, Delta State.
According to the Court proceedings on Thursday at Ughelli, Owomowomo’s lawyers approached the presiding judge and the defense lawyer of the accused persons, Barr. Omes Ogedegbe, seeking to withdraw the case for further investigations.
It would be recalled that, on the 2nd of September, 2020, Prophet Fufeyin arrested and detained the accused persons for a week at the Ughelli Area Command, over an alleged viral video blackmailing his personality.
However, Boukan pleaded innocent of the allegation levelled against him, stressing that his arrest was as a result of drawing the attention of Mr. Gideon Oguma to a video showed to him by one Amos Wanki on a Facebook page called ‘Ugly True’.
The content of the said Video shows one of ‘Owomowomo’ protocol officer known as elder Godfrey Bodonyefa, who acted as a herbalist criticizing one popular foreign Pastor J. lsrael.
According to him, ” l was deceived, arrested and whisked away on the 2nd of September, by police men to meet with the founder of Mercyland Church, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto at Effurun at exactly 3:pm for interrogation.
“During the interrogation with the G.O, Omoto who even confirmed that the witch doctor in the said video was Elder Godfrey and he said the witch doctor threatened to release part 2 of the video insulting J. Israel, which said video was truly released on the 5th of September, 2020.
“Prophet Omoto further threatened me to write a Statement so that they can arrest Amos Wanki who identified elder Godfrey Bondoyefa in the said video. He promised to release me after arresting Amos Wanki but did not release me after the arrest.
“Thereafter, l was moved to Ughelli Area Command and detained on the 2nd of September, 2020 for one week without fair hearing by Owomowomo on alleged stolen phone. I know my arrest was not a stolen case when l found myself in the Mercy City.
“While in police detention, our family members approached Owomowomo at Mercy City Effurun, to plead for our release on bail but the man of God turned down the plea and vow to take the matter to any level,” Godwin narrated.
In another development, the family members of the accused persons contacted the member representing Burutu North Constituency in Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Asupa Forteta, the Chairman Delta State Land/Waterways Security Committee, Evang Chief. Boro Opudu and the renowned Niger Delta freedom fighter, High Chief. Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo called to plead with him for their release, but Owomowomo refused to succumb to their plea.
They were granted bail on the 12th of September, 2020 through a court order by their lawyer Omes Ogedegbe and were charged to court for trial on alleged blackmail in which they have been going to court in the past two months.
However, it was a surprise in the court today when Owomowomo team of lawyers approached the presiding judge to withdraw the case for further investigation without considering the legal implications of their actions.
Meanwhile, the withdrawal plea was objected to by the defending lawyer, Barr. Ogedegbe and the presiding judge subsequently adjoined the case to 17th of September, 2020.