by Isi Esene
The Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) yesterday disowned Grace Adenike-Alade, who inflicted head injuries on her landlord after a minor disagreement.
Adenike-Alade, a single mother who resides at 12, Baoku Street, Ifako Agege, claimed to be the personal assistant to the general overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles, Pastor Daniel Olukoya.
While narrating the incident, the victim, Lawrence Adeleke, 76, said he had asked her to mop up the water which she poured at the entrance to her room to forestall domestic accident.
He said, “On the fateful day, about 9.30pm, I had returned from a party at Surulere when I saw water at the entrance to her room. So I told her to clean it up so that visitors and little children who might be passing through the passage would not slip and injure themselves.
“Instead, she replied, ‘I will deal with you; what do you think you are saying?’
“Before I could say any other thing, she had seized the nearest wood and hit me several times with it and blood started to gush out from my head and body.”
He said he could not fight back because he was losing blood, adding that his children had gone out for choir practice.
According to Adeleke, he reported the matter to the police and she was arrested but later released.
In a swift reaction, the MFM church which the woman claimed to be working for have come out to disown her saying the general overseer of the church has never employed the services of a female personal assistant.
In a statement by the Chairman, Publicity Committee, MFM, Pastor Oladele Bank-Olemoh said, “In the first instance, the so-called Grace Adenike-Alade is not a Personal Assistant to Dr. Daniel Olukoya, our revered General Overseer, who has never employed a female Personal Assistant.
“As a matter of fact, Dr. Olukoya’s wife, Pastor Shade, also does not have a female Personal Assistant.
“Adenike-Alade, as a member of the church, neither has any right to name-drop nor does this give her the audacity to assault a fellow human being, as alleged by the man in question. The MFM takes good care of its aged members and their interests.”
Adenike-Alade was reportedly contacted but has refused to speak to the press.