The family of late Deborah has cried out online as they claim that life has been hell for them since OPM pastor relocated them to Port Harcourt. Deborah was an undergraduate student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State before she was lynched by her schoolmates on the school’s premises on May 12, 2022. Deborah’s lynching sparked outrage and emotions online and shortly afterwards, Chibuzor Chinyere, the general overseer of Omega Power Ministries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, intervened to help her family. “I just watched a video clip where the parents of Deborah Samuel said they will not be sending there[sic] children to school again. GOD FORBID,” Chinyere wrote on Facebook on May 16, 2022.
He also allegedly gave them a house, a car and it was also reported that he had helped their life become better and more rosy. However, in an update, the family stated that they have not been living well.
Speaking to a journalist, Emmanuel and Alheri told FIJ that life has not been rosy ever since the pastor brought them to Port Harcourt.
“People think that we are living well but we are not. OPM took us from where we were in Niger State to Port Harcourt City last year. The OPM pastor gave us a mini estate with about 14 self-contained apartments. After that, OPM rented this bedroom flat for us,” Emmanuel told FIJ on Friday. “He said we should be staying here because we are a family and those self-contained apartments cannot be enough for the family. He furnished the apartment with the appliances.
“The first time we got here, OPM got me a car. It was a Toyota Corolla but it wasn’t new. It was a fairly used vehicle and the car has developed some faults. I was using it as a taxi before but it has some challenges and I have parked it.