How jailed prophet Genesis Israel Ogundipe helped 82 inmates regain freedom – Church

Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe

Head of Genesis Parish of the Celestial Church of Christ, Alagbado, Lagos Prophet Israel Ogundipe has reportedly assisted 82 persons incarcerated unjustly to regain freedom.

Lagos-based lawyer Monday Ubani stated this at an event to announce a partnership with the church.

The partnership is aimed at releasing more people from the correctional facilities.

Ogundipe was in November last year jailed for a year by an Ikeja High Court for stealing and unlawful conversion of a woman’s property.

The cleric was charged with seven counts of obtaining by stealing, including delivery of money by false pretence, unlawful conversion of property and forgery. But Justice Olabisi Akinlade found him guilty on two counts.

Mr Ubani said his firm and foundation would join hands with the prophet to ensure more people being held unjustly are freed. He said he picked interest on the prophet because of testimonies of how he donates materials to inmates.

He said: “Of utmost excitement to me personally and our law firm is the issue of facilitating the release of some of the inmates that have been in detention awaiting trials for good number of years. For instance, the case of one Azeez Ibrahim, who regained his freedom recently at the instance of the prophet.

“The man narrated how he wrongly served 10 years and six months at Kirikiri Correctional Centre for wrong identification. He regained freedom as a result of the intervention of the prophet.  The number we gathered who have regained freedom so far through the effort of the prophet and his church has risen to about 82 inmates.”