A chief magistrate court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State has remanded Pastor Adeiza Peter Michonza of the New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry at the Federal Correctional Centre Kabba, over alleged culpable homicide.
The pastor of the church, which is located in Ageva, Okene Local Government Area of the state, was accused of unwholesome practices which border around medical quackery and captivity of members.
Recall that the Kogi State Government on Monday, September 26, 2022, sealed the church and released over 100 persons, mostly young women who claimed they came for prayer and had spent months at the place.
The presiding chief magistrate, Abdul A. Umar gave the order for his remand on Thursday, October 5, 2022, following the experte application of the Department of State Security, DSS.
In an experte application, the accused was said to have committed culpable homicide, causing miscarriage and impersonation punishable under sections 224,232,433 and 325 of the Kogi State penal code.
The suspect would be charged by the High Court of Justice after the preliminary investigations are concluded.
The case was further adjourned to 20th, October 2022 for mention.