A woman, identified as Ruth Matthew, who had accused the founder of Christ Mercy Land Church in Warri, Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, of kidnapping her child, has recanted, confessing that she sold the child.
Matthew had attracted sympathies and attention after alleging that her child went missing at the Christ MercyLand Church in Warri, adding that the owner of the church, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin had a hand in the child’s disappearance.
While the case was investigated by the Nigeria Police Force and currently in court, a new video made available to journalists on Tuesday showed Ruth Matthew confessing that she sold her child and seeking for forgiveness of the Prophet.
While her children were also been interrogated and cross examined in the video, the claims about the prophet being involved in the matter were debunked in the presence of her younger brother, Mr Joshua Matthew.
Earlier, a man, identified as Alfred Ayo, had appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in the case of his missing child, stating in a video posted on his Facebook page that Ruth Matthew, his wife and her lover connived to hide his child for the purpose of seeking undue favour.
Recall that the founder of Abuja based Human Rights Radio, popularly called Ordinary Ahmed Isa, who was at some point investigating the story, slammed Ruth and her supporters over the case of the alleged missing child.
Isa, also known as ‘Ordinary President’ while speaking during a live programme on the radio station had said he won’t be used in pulling down anyone, stressing that the station would not be involved in cases that have no iota of truth.
Reacting to the case then, Isa said the woman who brought up the case could not substantiate her claims and was also looking for ways to use the opportunity to move abroad.
While some people had accused the station of being bribed into dropping the case, Isa said most of the people accusing the station were only looking for cheap publicity and would have rather continued the case if they were able to substantiate the allegation.
The development, which came up about three years, resurfaced recently as some pastors and NGO stood up to seek justice. The development had led the church to file a suit in court over the matter, stating that there was need to put a final stop to the matter.