Controversial South African pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries International who is making headlines across the world has been reported to Police for fraud.
The allegations were made by Bishop Elly Mogodiri of St Oaks Global Church of Christ who also criticised Lukau of commercialising church proceedings to make money and engaging in crime all for the sake of riches.
Speaking to the Sowetan, Bishop Mogodori said,
I have seen too much pulpit greed and commercialization going on in the church‚ among other disturbing practices.
Right now we are witnessing the staged‚ fraudulent and unfaithful act of resurrecting a deceased person in the church of Alleluia Ministries International (AMI) under the leadership of prophet Alph Lukau.
I am aware and have been duly advised that this case falls within the ambit of organised crime‚ fraud and misrepresentation‚ among other misdemeanours. As a result‚ I have since approached my local police station‚ being Hartbeespoort SAPS in the North West province‚ and opened an organised crime case.
…God should be the one and only priority. All tithing and contributions to the church should be used to further and support poor communities and not an amassment of wealth by the church leaders‚ as is the case prevailing in our country right now.
Just this past Sunday, the pastor made headlines across the world after he claimed to have raised a Zimbabwean man from the dead in his church.