The founder and General Overseer of Truth Ground Prophetic Ministry International Inc., Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State, Pastor Thomas Joshua, has been arraigned in court for allegedly setting ablaze a shop in Ebrumede Police Barracks, Effurun.
Joshua was charged alongside a carpenter and others working on the new church building, near the police station.
Speaking to reporters, the embattled pastor said it was all a setup by the police at Ebrumede. He therefore called on the Inspector General of Police, human rights organisations and Delta State Government to come to his assistance.
“I went to the site where I am building my permanent site at Ogbe Layout Effurun. I bought the land from Ogbe family. Immediately we arrived at the site, my carpenter climbed to start roofing. I was still in the car when police from Ebrumede Police Station came and said that the land belonged to them and accused us of trespassing,” Joshua said, as he claimed he didn’t set any shop on fire.