Prophet Michael Ayinde, a self-ordained prophet and pastor of the Kingdom of Peace Church, Randa, Ayetoro in Abeokuta, is presently with the Ogun State Police Command, having been arrested in connection to the alleged kidnap of a boy.
The Guardian reports that he is being interrogated by the officer in charge of the state Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), CSP Gbenga Megbope.
The prophet was nabbed following the report of a missing person to the police more than three years ago by parents of the missing boy. On his resumption of office, the state police boss, Abdulmajid Ali, disclosed that he ordered full investigation into the matter and a few days ago, detectives from SARS got a tip-off that the missing boy was in the captivity of a certain Prophet Ayinde.
According to the State Commissioner Of Police, the boy was rescued from the prophet and has been reunited with his family, who had been in trauma for over three years. He said:
“Why should a man of God, who has his own children, keep in his custody another person’s child for three years without thinking of the agony the family would be facing? The man will soon be charged to court”.
However, the suspect, Prophet Michael Ayinde, who could not hold back his tears as he spoke to newsmen narrated the events that led to the boy living with him and denied kidnapping him. Hear him:
“I am a true prophet born by birth. I am a deliverance minister called by God. I have been delivering those in captivity. The boy in question ran down to me and begged me to deliver him from a strange ailment.
“When I prayed for him, the spirit revealed that the boy was under household manipulation and attack. When he defecates, maggot and worms were coming out of his body. After doing some spiritual work on him, he became well. He was healed. After healing him, he begged that I should allow him to stay with me.
“My brother, I made the mistake of my life by allowing the boy to remain in my prayer house. I made several attempts to take him back home, but the boy would beg that I should not. He calls me Daddy. I treated him like my own child. This boy is not a kid as the police are saying. He is 16 years old. He has his own mind. He is very intelligent and knows what he is doing and I respect his own opinion.
“I did not kidnap him and he was not under any spell. God will vindicate me. Life is a school, we learn everyday. I won’t make such a mistake next time. If God finally sets me free, I will always contact the family of my visitors. Go and ask of me, God has been using me mightily in the area of curing ailments and releasing the afflicted from bondage”.