The Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Ogundipe, utilized his social media platform to recount an incident where he was set up during his first daughter’s birthday celebration.
Accompanied by an affectionate photo with his daughter, Prophet Israel Oladele remarked that he and his children are both divine manifestations and miraculous gifts from God.
Narrating the ordeal. he wrote,” As for me and me and my children we are for signs and wonders , thought today is not you birthday but I will never forget Nov 18 2020 😟I was set up for my glory to be buried on your one year birthday but the set up was for my lift up , Aisha Iremide. Ogundipe. Hhhhhm wicked world I kept quiet for twelve years before they could accomplish their mission while I was bleeding and leading , judicial bully ,political bully ,Denominational bully ,Media bully ,but in all God cannot fail.”
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Genesis Prophet Released From Prison, Returns To Church
In, April 2021, Prophet Israel Ogundipe released from prison. In a video posted on Instagram by the church, the pastor was seen leading praise and worship.
Justice Olabisi Akinlade had on November 18 sentenced the popular prophet to one-year imprisonment for converting a woman’s property to his personal use and stealing.
The court had found Ogundipe guilty of stealing and unlawful conversion of the property of a London-based architect, Mrs Oladele Williams-Oni.
Ogundipe, who was arraigned on seven counts bordering on obtaining by stealing, inducing delivery of money by false pretences, unlawful conversion of property and forgery, fraudulently collected N14m and £12,000 in various tranches from the complainant between August 30, 2002, and 2005.
Justice Akinlade, who found Ogundipe guilty on two counts count of stealing and unlawful conversion of property not delivered, sentenced him to one-year imprisonment on each count and ordered that he should pay the complainant the sum of N11m, which he obtained from her illegally.
Dissatisfied with the judgement, Ogundipe, through his counsel, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), approached the appeal court for bail pending the hearing of the appeal and an application to quash the conviction.
Ogala argued the televangelist was diabetic, could no longer follow a strict diet and the constant specialised medical attention in custody, which had taken a toll on his health made him “gaunt in appearance.”
Delivering the ruling, Justice Abudullhai Bayero said, “There are criteria for granting a convict bail. These include that the applicant must be a first-time offender or have a serious health condition.
“The applicant seeking bail pending appeal before the court is a first-time offender and he has also shown to the court that he is having hypertension, peptic ulcer, unending malaria, and diabetes, which are serious health conditions.”