Popular Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, may be on his way to jail in faraway South Africa following reports that he refused to comply with the country’s laws on financial records.
According to News 24, Pastor Chris is among other pastors who the South African Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities is investigating for failing to release their financial records.
“We are forced to take the legal route because some of them are not complying and we cannot be held [to] ransom by a few,”
“Some of these religious leaders will face prison if they do not comply and we have been clear about our course of action. Some religious leaders have also threatened the commission, which is leading us toward the legal route. Saps have been notified already,” the Commission head, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said.
She said she could not understand why some pastors who took money from their followers were now unable to provide the commission with financial records.
Interestingly the commission has said despite threats from Pastor Chris to challenge the commission through the court, he would face the same fate as other pastors.
“If he intends on that route, we are ready. He will have to face the same fate as the others who refuse to hand over their financial records,” Mkhwanazi-Xaluva added.
Recall that pastor Chris and his wife Anita publicly filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Also, Seun Kuti in a recent interview criticised Pastors Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy and Chris Okotie of Household of God.