The Board of Trustees and members of the Towers of Flocks Evangels Ministry, on Monday disclaimed a viral video of Bishop Dr. Osmond Bakare on social media, describing it as handiwork of detractors and enemies of Christendom whose stock in trade was character assassination.
The Ministry, in a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja and signed by its Council Chairman, Arch. Rockson Essien, stated that the video in circulation was false, malicious and totally a misrepresentation of facts, saying all that are contained in it cannot be a true representation of a saintly character of one of world’s most revered clergy, Bishop Dr. Bakare.
The statement accordingly said “Church is not prepare to lose focus on its clerical mandate,
‘’however, the Bishop and entire members of our church have forgiven those behind the dirty act in line with the principles set by our Lord Jesus Christ on forgiveness and as contained in our guide book the Bible”
“Bishop Osmond was invited to Okwe in Delta state on the 8th of October, 2019 for family prayers, on his WhatsApp page. While the prayers were on going, some unscrupulous elements accosted and hijacked him and subjected him to inhuman treatments which included; threat to life, blackmail, manhandling; and forced him and his team into acting as contained in the viral video and asked him to transfer all the money in his bank account if he and his team were to leave the environment alive,”
The Ministry, in disclaiming the viral video in circulation, said “It was a product of duress, threat to life and intimidation of the Bishop and his team, adding: “everyone who knows Bishop Osmond will no doubt agree that he will never associate himself with what was contained in the video in question”.
It however, advised the public to discountenance the content, stressing that it does not in any way conform to the Godly conduct the Bishop is reputed to portray.