Pastor Lawrence Okechukwu Amuruche, a 61-year-old father of two, has accused the General Overseer of his church, the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Pastor D.K. Olukoya, of giving him anointing only oil and prayer points rather than offering him money to treat and help stop the cataract growing in his eyes.
Pastor Amuruche, who heads the Satelite town branch of the church, revealed that he had been battling with eye cataract which grew on one eye and may affect the second if he didn’t get medical help immediately.
According to the MFM Pastor: “At the hospital, they said I should provide N450,000 per eye. That is N900,000 for the two eyes, but I cannot afford it. I did an eye test for which I paid N130,000 pending the time I will get money for the surgery. But I have not been able to raise money and my situation is getting worse by the day”.
Asked if his church had done anything to assist him, he said: “I have gone to my General Overseer for money to do the surgery. To get him was a problem. It was just last week that I was able to get him. Instead of giving me money to do the surgery, he gave me anointing oil, prayer points and water to be washing my face.
"I told him that I have prayed. I have been doing fasting and have been doing vigils concerning the eyes, but it has been deteriorating. If my coming out to seek for help will lead to my sack, let him sack me and I will go instead of losing my eyes in the name of ministry...
"If I go blind, I will not be able to minister, I will not pastor and I will be in the house and they will not pay me”.
Speaking with The Sun, he revealed that the eye problem started when his eyes were constantly itching him, and that he later had blurry sight. He went to see an ophthalmologist. The optician, according to him, said he had developed an eye cataract and he urgently needed surgery if not his two eyes are going blind.