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Pastor arrested with 'miracle' machine

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by X-PASTER, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. X-PASTER

    X-PASTER Moderator

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    MARTIN SSEBUYIRA &
    ZURAH NAKABUGO



    Pastor Obiri Konjo Yeboah.jpg
    Pastor Obiri Korji Yeboah

    ENTEBBE: It's as strange as it's true. A man of God of Ghanaian extraction was arrested and interrogated at Entebbe Airport after he attempted to clear a machine which, police say, he has been using to deliver electric current on unsuspecting worshippers during church service.

    "Pastor' Obiri Korji Yeboah on July 5 failed to convince Aviation Police officers why he needed this machine to do God's work. He is now facing serious charges including fraud and false pretence," Police Spokesman Asan Kasingye told Sunday Monitor.

    Police said the machine could be worn like a corset on the body. It also can generate up to 12 volts.

    "When (he) touches his flock, they fall down (thinking) he is using super natural powers," Asan Kasingye said. The machine is placed on any part of the body and gives a pleasant electric shock to whoever touches you.

    The waterproof electric machine is activated within 10 seconds and can emit sparks of static electricity between the user's fingers while in darkness. The American company manufactures the machine known for freaking people's minds.

    Kasingye said the machine using the body as a conductor of electricity, transfers the current to the person in contact but the one using the device remains unaffected. Other "Born Again" pastors including the head of the National Council of Born Again Churches (NCBC), a body that regulate Pentecostal churches, are calling for prosecution of Yeboah.

    "Police should interrogate him properly, know where he stays and the people he works with so that we get a clear picture of it all," said Pastor Alex Mitala who heads NCBC. Yeboah is a pastor in We Are One Ministry Church on Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road, Makerere. His father, other pastors say, is Obiri Yeboah, the controversial pioneer of miracle healing in Uganda. His followers include several local pastors who include John Kakande.

    Pastor Solomon Male said: "It's a pity they have arrested Yeboah but police should not allow him to use a machine to deceive he has supernatural powers," Male said. "Yeboah's father was a witch, magician and I am not surprised that he was caught with that machine," Male added.

    Yeboah has denied charges he tried to import an electric shock machine to make people believe he could pass on the Holy Spirit.

    "This is a toy. It was sent for my daughters' birthday," said Yeboah. The pastor told the BBC that during his prayers, members of the congregation "act as the spirit comes in them".

    There has been a massive growth in churches set up by charismatic preachers in Africa in recent years, amid fears some could be fraudsters.

    The website of the company which makes the "Electric Touch" machine, among other magic tricks, says: "Charge a spoon, keys or coins and watch as it shocks a volunteer!
    "They will believe you have supernatural powers!"


    (Uganda Monitor)

    The Other Side

    Interpol Probes Pastor's Gadget

    Interpol has joined the Ugandan Police in investigating the origin of an electric shock device which was imported by a pastor.

    The gadget, which belonged Obiri Yeboah Korji of ‘We are One Ministry’, was impounded when the Customs officials became suspicious on reading its manual.

    The CID acting commissioner of crime, Elly Womanya, yesterday explained that they had requested their counterparts in the UK to contact Korji’s mother over the matter.

    “We are trying to get in touch with those who sent it,” Womanya said by phone yesterday.

    Korji’s lawyer, Augustus Ssewankambo, last week told journalists that his mother, who lives in the UK, sent the ‘Electric Touch’ device to her 17-year-old-granddaughter.

    Made by Yigal Mesika, the device electrifies any person who puts it on.

    The electrified person transfers the power to any other person they touch.

    According to the Police, Korji wanted to dupe his followers into thinking that he has supernatural powers by using the machine.

    The Police last week announced that experts of explosives would examine the device.

    Meanwhile, Korji was expected to reappear at the CID headquarters in Kampala yesterday. Ssewankambo could not be reached for a comment yesterday.
     
  2. Isimilo

    Isimilo JF-Expert Member

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    tatizo watu sasa hivi hawamtafuti Mungu ila wnatafuta miujiza sasa matokeo yake ndo hayo.hata Yesu alisema kizazi hiki kinataka ishara lakini hakitaonyeshwa ila ishara ya YONA.
    au pale Herode alipouliza" NASIKIA UNAFANYA MIUJIZA , HEBU NIFANYIE MMOJA'
    haya mambo ya kutafuta miujiza yatamalizia watu motoni.kwani ukisika huku hiki, mbio,ukiskia hiki huku mbio.samahani kwa kutoe maelezo haya hapa lakini kimsingi yalitakiwa kule kwenye dini
     
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    hmmm really shocking ... would advocate for all such pastors that perform miracles to be cross examined ... a lot of people have been milked dry of their wealth and even akili ... Mungu kamuumbua
     
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    Tatizo ni kwamba utumishi wa Mungu umekuwa MASLAHI!
    Na hili halijaanza leo wala jana....Hao ni MATAPELI...Wapo...Wanatumia injili na neno la Mungu kitapeli ili waweze kupata wafuasi na miela.
    Sishangazwi kabisa kwani matapeli wanaojifanya wachungaji na wahubiri wako wengi sana kuanzia UGANDA,TANZANIA HADI NIGERIA.
     
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    Oh yes. So this is what they have been doing? Watz wakiambiwa haya wengi wao hawataamini shauri ya kitu gani sijui. Jamaa ninayemfahamu sana, tukinywa pamoja leo kwenye mikutano yake akimgusa mtu anaanguka .Kumbe ni umeme.Bull shit
     
  6. Nemesis

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    ungekuwa mtafiti ningekushangaa sana, lakini kwa kuwa ndo hivyo tena basi you infer from one person, that's why in research the sample size is very important.
     
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    watu wengine mnakera kinoma yaani wewe ni mtu mzima lakini ukae kusumbua watu tu! Mamod wanakazi nyingi mno,
    jukwaa la dini lipo huu mjadala wa kidini unaleta huku wanini?
    Sisi tunapenda mambo ya siasa huu ni uchafuzi.

    Jamani huyu jamaa katoroka kwenye jukwaa la kidi baada yakunywesha juice ya pilipili ndio maana anakuja na staili hii ya uongo ili awapotoshe,naomba mummpuuzie,

    nawaalika na wengine mkitaka mambo ya kidini muingi room iliyo andikwa jukwaa la dini muone watu wanavyo nywesha juice ya pilipili.

    Ukiona hivi ujue jamaa kanywesha juice ya pilipili.


    Mumpe msaada nahisi kaandika hii kimakosa naomba iamishwe kwenye jukwaa la dini.
     
  8. Zogwale

    Zogwale JF-Expert Member

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    Hii imetulia ila ipelekwe jukwaa la Kidini. Tunaomba na wana usalama wachunguze zile pete za akina Adamu Lusekelo na pastors wengine kama wao. Sina imani na yale mapete yao wanayovaa na ukichunguza wengi wanazuru Nigeria. Yule Geordavie wa Ngurumo ya Upako Arusha. Anatisha jamani. Siamini kama ni nguvu zake. Atizamwe kwa makini sana, naamini naye anatembelea Nigeria. Kweli kuna Pastors wenye upako wa kufanya kazi lakini wengine ni biashara tena inatumia very high level of uchawi toka nchi za ughaibuni na hapa. Hata ukienda kwa waganga maarufu hapa Tz kufanya utafiti utakuta wapo wa hapa kwetu wanaenda. Data zipo. Tumekwisha. Ufisadi kila kona.
     
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