Tuesday 29 July 2014

Lagos pastor boasts of Ebola cure

The Founder of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, has claimed that he has found a solution to the deadly Ebola disease, which has killed no fewer than 670 people and infected more than 1,000 in Africa.

Following the death in Lagos of a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who flew in from his country to Nigeria last week, Ighodalo said he had a “message of hope and faith” that would uncover the solution to the highly infectious disease.

He said that God’s “anointing” and the “living words of Jesus,” were all that are needed to cure the deadly disease,” adding that mere laying of hands on those afflicted with the incurable Ebola virus was all that was required to liberate them.

Ighodalo claimed that he was drawing inspiration from the late Canadian–American Pentecostal pastor, John D. Lake, who, according to him, cured those infected by the virus.

Writing on his official Facebook page, the clergyman, who is also a chartered accountant, said that he could perform the same feat as Lake who reportedly laid hands on some Africans infected by the Ebola virus and healed them.

“Several years ago, the Ebola virus erupted in Africa, killing thousands of people without restraint or cure. The medical world was perplexed. A great man of God by the name John G. Lake came to the rescue by laying hands on infected people who were not to be touched.

“With bare hands, cleaning secretion and curing every victim, John. G. Lake along with his Holy Ghost filled team, brought to an abrupt end to the spread of the deadly virus. The higher life that put out Ebola in the days of John. G. Lake will do the same through you in your day! At the name of Jesus, Ebola will bow out! Stop the fear! Lake and team are long gone! But I am here, you are here! We can save our world! We have the life of God in us!” Ighodalo wrote in a post on his Facebook page.
However, Ighodalo’s claim has attracted angry reactions from Nigerians accusing him of misleading members of the public on the dangers posed by the deadly virus.

In the comments dropped on his Facebook page, Ighodalo was accused of spreading misinformation and falsehood, which according to them is capable of putting more Nigerians at risk of contracting the virus.

An obviously enraged respondent, Oyenuga Lanre-Paul, described Ighodalo’s cure to Ebola as a “suicidal prescription” adding that the clergyman should immediately pull down the post from his Facebook page.

Lanre-Paul challenged Ighodalo to embark on a “journey of salvation” to Liberia, which is currently plagued with the virus and test the efficacy of his cure.

He said, “Ighodalo has prescribed his solution to Ebola virus: laying of hands in faith on those afflicted with the incurable virus! He has, however, failed woefully by biblical standards, by not personally walking his talk: he should demonstrate his faith!

“Let Ighodalo and his band of followers embark on their ‘journey of salvation’ to Liberia and begin to cure by laying their hands on those afflicted with this virus. This is certainly a sure deal for him and his followers, as their success will earn them fame here on earth and a pride of place in heaven.

“Until Ighodalo’s faith shows proof, may I request he pulls down his post and stop teaching us this nonsense?”

Another Nigerian, Ruona Meyer, said Ighodalo should desist from further endangering lives with his said Ebola cure.

“Pastor Ituah! Do you know that this (Ebola outbreak) is so serious that Liberia made it criminal to hide patients and refuse to report Ebola cases? Why are you using your position to say what can make others refuse to get the help they need? I am disappointed,” she said. 


  1. Emmanuel Yinka29 July 2014 at 09:28

    It's a lie. He want to exploit people to make money. Madnesd

    1. Bright Ignasius30 July 2014 at 04:32

      and u are called emmanuel..hmm l hope u knw d meaning of ur name, Give ur life 2 christ and u wud knw that all things are possible 2ru christ dat strengthens..if the dead can be brought back to life all by the name of jesus christ.. Wat then s ebola that the almighty God can't cure...o yee of little faith

  2. hehehehe they have come again oo.419.God help us

  3. Allow the pastor to take his own share

  4. Irma Ades'uwa Ekhagu'ere29 July 2014 at 09:49

    Ituah Ighodalo Friendslimitreached Re: Lagos Pastor Boasts of Ebola Cure It has come to our attention a story published by the Punch newspaper written by one Temitayo Famutimi in response to a post on our official Facebook page. The original story was a message of hope and faith reminding us of the ever living words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and reaffirming our belief that ‘with God all things are possible’ , using the John Lake testimony and written to encourage us never to cease praying no matter what we or the world may be going through . Nowhere in the said story did Pastor Ighodalo make claims that he had found a solution or that "only God's anointing and the living words of Jesus" were all that were needed for the Ebola disease or that people should not seek medical help and attention. In no way did the story suggest for people to act irresponsibly with regards to any medical emergency including the Ebola virus. The headline of the story and its contents were clearly written with sensationalism in mind. In the spirit of good journalism the reporter should have made attempts to contact the church to verify his story. This negates the practice of professional journalism, which we would have expected from a leading newspaper such as Punch. We sympathise with those who have lost loved ones to the disease and indeed most other diseases ravaging our world including AIDs, Cancer and Malaria and our prayer is that as the medical world continues to look for a solution to the disease and that our God will provide succour and encouragement to all the innocent people going through this trauma and do that, which only He can do.

  5. Ralphy Casmir Ede30 July 2014 at 04:30

    is anything impossible for the Lord to do??

  6. Bright Ignasius30 July 2014 at 04:31

    it is possible if only u blive in jesus christ...he did raised the dead healed d sick, madness was cured,even leprosy...so jesus is still the same yestaday 2day and forever...it depends on ur faith in him..if u have faith as a muster seed u wud move mountain..u can b a healn tool in Gods hand if u have jesus christ in u

  7. Olutayo Komolafe30 July 2014 at 04:32

    Good let him go to Guinea, Liberia or Serialeone they are many there. Non in Nigeria.

  8. Akpoveta Philip Aghogho30 July 2014 at 04:34

    The comments here shows the level of education of the Nigerian citizen... Without critically reading up the post, it is very evident that he didn't make such claims. He only stated the Power in the name of Jesus to cure such ailment... Hence, his post was that of hope to victims of this dreaded virus.

    Unfortunately, the media has decided to make up a mountain from a piece of information by their junk journalism... The mentally lazy youth have swallowed all posts by the media line, hook and sinker.

    What do you expect? The media thrives on exergeration of issues to get in customer traffic... TOO BAD!

  9. Ignatius Ruke Edjeren30 July 2014 at 04:36

    misleading headline and commentary.

  10. Mudashir Bashir Umar30 July 2014 at 04:37

    even me I have da cure, just avoid contact with any country dat has da virus!

  11. who am l to curse whom d lord has not curse?or say any bad word against the man of God?l don't know dis man bt since he uses Gods name it is possible.the bible say we shall do greater tins than d one Jesus did..and l know Jesus can't b affected or infected with such disease,therefore the pastor can do it..Know u not ye are gods and children of d most high?because u dnt know ye shal die like mare men...say Godforbide and believe in God..peace

  12. He is looking for attention,

  13. David Omoruyi Imafidon30 July 2014 at 09:52

    i knew it these nikompoops are going to lure ebola infected people into this country in the name of healing. he should go to liberia and heal them there please.