She has just announced a witch finding and witch delivering session tagged “Ember Months Special 2013”.
The theme of the event is ‘Witches on the Run’. Helen Ukpabio also invites people to come for “free deliverance”.
She qualified the deliverance as free just to create the impression that she will not charge any fee, and she would not generate income from it!
The poster has an image of a wolf at the background. A wolf is locally believed to be a witch’s familiar in the region. The image of this familiar invokes fears and fantasies of impending danger or misfortune in the minds of the local population.
The poster further states:
“Is your family sold out to witches? Are you oppressed or tormented by the witches? Are you a victim/prey/slave/servant in witchcraft coven? Are you a witch or wizard? There is a special deliverance for the possessed and the oppressed.”
Helen Ukpabio has literally re-launched her witch hunting ministry which is blamed for the menace of child witchcraft allegations and human rights abuses in the region. For some time now her ministry has been criticized locally and international because of its role in fuelling witchcraft accusation and related abuses in Nigeria and beyond.
‘Lady Apostle’ claims to be an ex-witch with a divine mandate and power to exorcize the spirit of witchcraft. She made witchcraft deliverance the primary mission of her Liberty Gospel Church.
It would be recalled that in Cameroon, the government has ordered the closure of around 100 Pentecostal churches following the death of a 9-year old girl in a local church. The girl reportedly collapsed and died during a prayer session to cast out the ‘numerous demons’ that controlled the girl’s life.
Do you think Ukpabio’s activities have to be stopped by the local government of Cross River State?