Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Escapes Death
Plans to eliminate the President of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor by sabotaging the integrity of his Bombardier Challenger 600 aircraft have been uncovered.
Facts available to African Free Press revealed that the controversial Man of God narrowly escaped death by the whiskers because his aircraft would have crashed midair if not for the grace of God and the professionalism of the pilot.
This disclosure emanated from a reliable source close to the CAN President who said that Pastor Oritsejafor who also is the Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, was on board his private aircraft when the pilot dictated an unusual sound from the engine compartment forcing him to make emergency landing and subjecting the aircraft for checks. Upon checking for the source and cause of the sound the engineers spotted two huge bricks placed inside the engine compartment by yet unidentified persons.
Judging from the unfortunate incident as it were, the plan was for Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s aircraft to crash midair while he was on board. The high flying pastor was said to have been distressed over this development.
The said aircraft has designated parking spaces at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos and Osubi Airstrip also known as Warri Airport all of which are under the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) which collects heavy fees as packing and security fees.
Efforts to reach Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor on this incident have not yielded fruit. However, a source inside FAAN who wishes to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to speak to the press on the issue confirmed to our reporters that the lawyers of Pastor Oritsejafor have written to FAAN on the frightful and outrageous incident, demanding an explanation to how and why two bricks were lodged in the engine compartment of the aircraft while it was under their care. The said letter has raised tension in FAAN as no one has claimed responsibility.
Recall that in the twists and turns of events, Pastor Ayo’s name was dragged into the sick Nigerian politics by his detractors. His names were soiled and painted in the mud for being close to former President Goodluck Jonathan and for being vociferous in his criticism of the Islamists murderous group, Boko Haram. The climax of attack against him came to the fore when the aircraft which was donated to him by his congregation and some of his sons and daughters got entangled in a botched arms deal in South Africa. According to government sources the aircraft which was also on commercial leased was hired by the office of the NSA to cater for the security needs of the nation. The opposition then leaned on the botched transaction to denigrate the CAN president ahead of the 2015 General Election.
Both CAN and the CAN president has repeatedly called for a comprehensive probe of the botched deal. It is obvious that those who were eager to frame Pastor Ayo for gun running have not rested since then. For now it looks like ride or die for the embattled leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria.