Renowned Nigerian clergyman, Pastor David Ibiyeomie has threatened to get anyone who insults him arrested and locked up in prison, Naija News reports.
The founder and Senior Pastor of the Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt, said this while noting that there are some individuals whose only job is to go to social media platforms to make untrue comments about him.
Frowning at the acts, Pastor Ibiyeomie said anyone who took to the internet to misquote his sermons would be arrested alongside their parents. He added that he will fight the individuals both spiritually, physically and legally.
Naija News understands that the cleric made the statement on Sunday during the Second Service of Salvation Ministries Home of Success.
“All those people who are on their laptop now, who have no work, they won’t listen to what I am preaching, they are waiting for me to say something then they say, Pastor David Ibiyeomie said.
“You won’t hear what I am preaching, your work is to sit down on the laptop. I’m preaching now, some people on social media, all they do, that’s why they are not progressing because all they do is to listen what I will say so they can misquote me. If you misquote me…, just misquote me; I will fight you spiritually, physically, legally,” Pastor Ibeyeomie said.
The clergyman reiterated that he has made up his mind to deal with such people henceforth.
“I have made up my mind, Nobody on social media insults me, I will arrest you. Arrest your father, your mother, I lock you up. Do you know the reason? It is because you don’t lock people up, that is why they are joking. It is against ethics to misquote somebody.
“Go and ask lawyers. I will take legal action against you. By the time I tell you 10 billion Naira damage because my capacity is 50 billion. All your life savings, you will pay. When somebody misquotes you, don’t take it for granted. Do you know it is against the law for somebody to snap at you in public without your permission? Ask lawyers they will tell you,” Ibeyeomie said.
According to him, those who go about misquoting his words to get attention are intruding on his privacy, hence would be sued.
He added: “By the time I claim N10-20 billion, your father and your mother will come and beg. I will follow you with police, army, prayer, everything. Next time you will learn how to talk.
“If anybody insults you don’t say Church; arrest the person, lock the person up, go to court, win the case, let the judges sentence him to imprisonment with green uniform. The person will leave you alone.”