Conspiracy To Convert
OpenLife Nigeria reports that Mountain Of Fire And Miracle Ministries led by Dr Daniel Olukoya has recorded another victory in court.
On July 19, 2018, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in Maryland, USA, entered judgment in case number CAL616-26532 in favor of MFM International, Lagos and MFM Nevada, for declaratory judgment and damages against its former Pastor of the church in Bowie Maryland, Lawrence Adetunji his wife Ronke and 11 other former members of the branch.
All were found liable for participating in a civil conspiracy to wrongfully convert MFM’s church property and bank accounts.
Pastor Adetunji used the church properties located at 5503 & 5506, Church Road in Bowie, as well as the money from the bank accounts, to create his church known as Christ the Truth Ministries.
Adetunji, his wife and the other co-conspirators filed an appeal of the judgment with the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
On July 19, 2021, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued its unanimous opinion finding in favor of MFM on all issues.
On August 12, 2021, Adetunji, his wife and the other co-conspirators filed a petition for Writ of Certiorari in The Maryland Court of Appeals seeking review of the opinion of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. MFM answered the Petition requesting certiorari review be denied.
In a crushing blow to Adetunji and his co-conspirators, on October 22, 2021 the Chief Judge of The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an order stating that the petition is “DENIED as there has been no showing that review by certiorari is desirable and in the public interest.” All of Adetunji’s appeals have now been exhausted.