The UK Home Office has barred multi-millionaire Nigerian preacher David Oyedepo from entering the United Kingdom, according to sources
A source at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport revealed that the barring of Oyedepo, who holds a â€˜Câ€™ Visa that allows him entry into the UK for ten years, was communicated to airlines via an â€˜Airline Alertâ€™ on Saturday, 9 August, 2014â€². The alert stresses that any airline that flouts the ban is liable to a fine of Â£2000, the source said.
It is not known for sure as at the time of writing what prompted the barring, but itÂ may be connected to an inquiry by the UK Charitable Commission, which, according to some media sources accused Oyedepoâ€™s Winners Chapel UK branch of â€˜cynically exploiting supportersâ€™.
A report also revealed that Oyedepoâ€™s ChurchÂ â€˜received Â£16.7â€‰million in donations from followers who were told that God would give them riches in returnâ€™ and that â€˜Followers are ferried in double-decker shuttle buses to the church, handed slips inviting them to make debit card payments, and are even told obeying the ministryâ€™s teachings will make them immune from illness.