Chris Okafor, founder of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministry, has denied paying a woman Bose Olasunkanmi, N400,000 to stage a fake miracle.
The pastor said the money was only to empower Olusukanmi to start a new life.
The woman had been arrested by the Police after it was discovered she was being used by many pastors to perform same miracle on her.
Denying the claim, the pastor through his counsel, Monday Ubani, told journalists in Lagos that Olasunkanmi attended the televised miracle session like everyone else and received her healing during the programme like other people, The Cable reports.
“The recent story in a national daily and online platforms that the sum of N400,000 was paid to her for a fake miracle is not true,” he said.
“The lady in question came to church like every other person and the said programme through which she was healed was shown on a live television and there was nothing to hide because it was not only the woman that was healed.
“The church is not new, it’s been in existence over 10 years and the members who keep increasing have experienced the touch of God one way or the other. So there was no issue of arranging any miracle to anybody.”
“My client sent his ministers to look for the woman to ask why she was deceiving pastors. When she was asked, she said its poverty that caused it because she is a widow.
“Upon hearing that, the man of God who is a very compassionate person gave her the sum of N400,000 to empower her instead of going from one church to the other faking miracles. The money given to her was not to procure fake miracle but to empower her to stop going from one church to the other.”