Five Nigerian pastors have come under severe fire from the public for allegedly stage-managing a miracle involving a woman with a swollen hand.
The pastors including the founder of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministry, aka Liberation City, Dr Chris Okafor, were captured in viral videos performing what appeared like the miracle that has created a serious controversy.
The video posted by Instagram user, @nvoguhair, started with a woman saying she needed healing for her stunted right arm.
In the video, Dr. Okafor told the congregation that the woman saw three people who pushed her in a dream and when she woke up, she developed the problem.
He asked that the camera be focused on the arm, adding that the woman had been told there was no bone in her arm.
“If witches can do this, my God can do better than witches,” he added.
The woman shed tears of pain from the injury while Dr. Okafor is heard saying he was retrieving the bones from ‘the household of witches.’
“Give me the bone; give me her bones,” he said repeatedly and made some signs while making a gesture for the hand to return to normal.
As the woman stretched her shrunk hand, the congregation went into jubilation with songs of worship.
However, the same woman was shown in another video clip claiming she had the same problem as another unidentified pastor prayed for her in public.
In the second video, the pastor laid hand on the woman and prayed for her while a crowd supported the prayers with heavy music playing in the background.
As the music turned acrobatic and the prayer intensified, the woman stretched her shrunk hand.
Everyone erupted in celebration of the miracle.
The videos went viral on Thursday and attracted various reactions from many Nigerians.
Some people said the woman had a peculiar ‘gift’ and she was only making money from it.
As Nigerians were yet to recover from the controversial miracle videos, four other videos emerged where different pastors conducted the same deliverance miracles on the same woman.
The woman who is said to be suffering from a medical condition identified as Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), according to medical experts, is able to contract her arm as she pleases, due to a genetic connective tissue disorder that comes with symptoms such as loose joints, stretchy skin and abnormal scar formation.
However, rather than let the condition control her, the woman got busy with some Nigerian pastors and aided them deceptive miracle schemes for their congregation.
In yet another viral video, one the pastors who performed the miracle on the lady whose right arm looked boneless said that some witches stole her bone which is the reason her right arm became the way it was.
He then started praying for the woman, laid his hands on the affected area and asked the witches to return the stolen bone. Low and behold, the bones were returned and the woman regained her hands back.
In another video, another pastor was seen praying for the woman in an open place where crowd gathered as they joined the pastor in praying. Then the pastor began pouring bottle water on the lady’s arm until her arm became normal.
Another unidentified cleric said to be the fifth pastor using the same lady for same miracle, had his church members shouting joyfully after the woman’s arm went back to its normal size.
Watch the videos here: