GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor
Enoch Adeboye, yesterday, debunked the
claim that he has a terminal sickness and
is soliciting for funds to travel to India for
medical treatment, saying the story was
the handiwork of impersonators out to
The respected man of God, speaking during
the just concluded 16th Holy Ghost Congress
at the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan
Expressway, warned Nigerians to be wary of
such dubious people parading themselves in
social media purportedly soliciting for funds
on his behalf.
"Some people have been impersonating me
on Facebook and other social media asking
people to donate monies for unidentified
orphanages or some sick persons who
require urgent medical treatment abroad.
Please do not believe them and do not give
them money," Adeboye said.
"Somebody even went to the ridiculous
extent of saying that I needed money to go
to India for the treatment of an undisclosed
ailment. Please do not answer them. As you
can see I am not sick. I am hail and hearty.
They are liars."
Continuing, he said some others
are equally impersonating his wife,
pointing out that such persons are not
representing him or his wife. According to
him, some other fellows are busy sending e-
mails to people inviting them to fake
programmes purportedly organised by the
"If anybody invites you to any programme
anywhere in my name, please confirm from
me. There is also one that said I had a
dream where I saw many of my people
weeping because they could not make it to
heaven. It is all lie! I did not have any dream
and I know that you will all make it to
heaven in Jesus name," he stated.
On recent stories by some persons who
claimed they died and got to heaven but
were sent back to warn brethren who are
perceived to be wallowing in sin, Adeboye
said such people should be ignored because
God does not operate the way they are
"There is woman who said she died and
went to heaven where Jesus sent her back
to warn people of the world against sin. If
you do not know already, when the rich
man died and saw Lazarus in the bosom of
Abraham, he requested that Father Abraham
should send an angel to his relations on
earth to warn them to repent and escape
hell. He was told that there are enough
prophets to accomplish such missions,"
The cleric explained that anyone who claims
to have died and returned to preach the
gospel; "please do not listen to them. Put
your trust in the true Word of God. Some
years ago, one man claimed to have died
and came back and he started preaching
that any Christian who acquired a car would
go to hell.
"This man produced a CD which he was
selling to the people and he made a lot of
money from selling the cassettes and CDs.
Not long after, he bought a Land Cruiser and
when people asked him why was opting for
hell, he replied that he did not buy a car. He
bought a Land Cruiser. Be careful, you shall
know the truth and the truth shall set you
free," the RCCG General Overseer said.