Obumnaeme, son of the late Mrs. Dora Akunyili, a former Minister of Information, has revealed that how some pastors collected money from her mother, promising to heal her of cancer.
He stated this during an interview with Chude Jideonwo, Director-General at the Anambra State Project Monitoring and Management Office.
According to him, his mother went to a number of popular Nigerian pastors in a bid to get healed after she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
He said many of them used the opportunity to collect money from her while giving her false hope, adding that what the men of God did to his mother was a “divine hustle.”
Obumnaeme said, “She was more like God would heal me; She spent all the money, sowed all the seed. So, I felt it was a racket. In Nigeria, we don’t call it crime or anything, but I felt there was a hustle.
“She went to a pastor in Lagos for like a week. She came back and said they needed to do a scan and that God had healed her. And I remember my father was crying when he was taking her to do the scan. He knew what they would see. And he wasn’t trying to shut it down; he was trying to dampen expectations.
“But my mum, you know how someone is like ‘God has healed me’. They went and saw the mass of cancer there, grown larger, and my mum just became a shell for like three days. You just see someone, a larger-than-life figure just whittling away every day.”
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