Guardian Nigeria: Anxiety mounts over alleged Ukraine’s plan to arrest pastor Adelaja

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Aug. 28, 2012, 9:39 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Guardian Nigeria

Sunday Adelaja, famous Nigerian pastor,

Ukrainian police have summoned a famous Nigerian pastor, Sunday Adelaja, to report for what is feared may be arrest and detention over a controversial case bordering on racial discrimination and religious victimisation, which have been going on for the past three years.

Adelaja is in charge of the country’s biggest church based in the Kyiv capital city.

Confirming the invitation by the nation’s Internal Affairs Ministry in an interview with The Guardian, Adelaja said the case for which he was being summoned was about the collapse of a business, King’s Capital, which was owned by members of his church, but which he or the church administration had no formal or official relationship with.

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Luda Semeniuk Sept. 2, 2012, 4:35 p.m.    

Reading about this pastor and the responses made by so many I have questions to who care to respond? Does the church of this Nigerian Pastor perpetuate Russian Propoganda? Such as history of Ukraine becoming a Christian Nation is also russian history If so, that's a red flag something is wrong with this church. Does this pastor and/or his associates refer or look upon ethnic Ukrainians as just another one of those Russian peoples, lumps us Slavic folk as the same, russian? If so that's a red flag there is a lot wrong with this church. And finally how does this Pastor respond when approached with Bible based constructive criticism? How does he receive the member of his church who presented Bible based constructive criticism? If he does not submit to such, then you've got a real problem in your church and you need to make some real life changing decicisions. Good Luck and God Bless all of you in Jesus name.

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