Court allows controversial Pastor Ezekiel access to frozen accounts

Pastor Ezekiel [Photo: Citizen TV]

Controversial Pastor Ezekiel will now have access to all his bank accounts that had been frozen for 15 days.

According to the investigating officer Martin Munene attached at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), this follows the lapse of the 15 days issued by the court.

Munene took to the dock today and confirmed that all banks had complied and he had no issue with the pastor accessing his church accounts.

While being cross-examined by Lawyer Danstan Omari, Inspector Munene told the court that from the documentation received none of the accounts was in the name of the pastor.

He said all accounts were either for his church or school, and were not his personal accounts.

Earlier this month, the court issued an order freezing controversial pastor Ezekiel Odero’s 15 bank accounts following an application by the DCI to have the accounts frozen pending investigations.

In an affidavit, the DCI claimed Pastor Ezekiel of New Life Prayer Centre and Church, was suspected of money laundering due to his links with Pastor Paul Mackenzie of the Good News International Church, who is being probed for allegedly luring members of his church to starve themselves to death in order to “meet Jesus”.

DCI detectives told the court that Pastor Ezekiel’s bank accounts have been receiving huge transactions whose money is suspected to be proceeds of illicit cash from victims who were allegedly radicalized to sell their properties and gave pastor Mackenzie.

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