Reactions have begun pouring in following the arrest of the founder of Restoring Isaachers Generation (RIG) Prophet Tomi Arayomi, his wife Tahmar and personal assistant Emmanuel.
When the news of the arrest broke, former education minister Oby Ezekwesili tweeted, “@OfficialDSSNG can you please confirm news that Pastor @TomiArayomi Tomi Arayomi and his wife were arrested by your officials earlier today at the Abuja airport?
“If so, and for public accountability, what offense? Also, when will their lawyers be allowed access to them?”
The prophet’s brother Tobi Arayomi said the cleric was apprehended by operatives of the Department of State Services over a prophecy he gave about the 2023 polls.
One hour after Arayomi was confirmed released, singer Benita Okojie and Big Brother Naija star BamBam among others reacted in the comment section of Tobi’s post.
Benita and BamBam wrote the same messages, “Thank you Jesus!”
Arayomi, who is based in the United Kingdom, had said before the polls that Nigerians should vote for an “outsider”, adding that Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would first emerge president-elect.
The clergyman and wife were scheduled to attend a programme in Abuja on Friday tagged ‘The Cross’ in commemoration of Good Friday.