Obumnaeme, son of late Mrs. Dora Akunyili, former Minister of Information, has revealed how some pastors collected money from his mother, promising to cure her of cancer.
He said this during an interview with Chude Jideonwo, Director General of Anambra State Project Monitoring and Management Office.
According to him, his mother went to a number of popular Nigerian pastors in a bid to heal after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
He said many of them took the opportunity to collect money from her while giving her false hope, adding that what the men of God did to his mother was a “shove Divine “.
Obumnaeme said, “She was more like God would heal me; She spent all the money, sowed all the seeds. So I felt it was a racketeering. In Nigeria, you don’t call it crime or anything, but I felt there was a rush.
“She went to a pastor in Lagos for about a week. She came back and said they needed to do a CT scan and that God healed her. And I remember my dad crying when he took her for the CT scan. He knew what they would see. And he wasn’t trying to close it; he was trying to lower expectations.
“But my mother, you know how someone is like ‘God healed me.’ to see someone, a larger-than-life character who fades away every day.