No, Feyi Daniels was not charged to court over prophesyBy Nurudeen Akewushola on April 19, 2023
ON April 17, 2023, a Twitter account, Peter Obi Grassroots Mobilization (@P_O GrassrootRoomM) claimed that a clergyman, Feyi Daniels was charged to court by the Lagos State Government due to his prophecy regarding Tinubu’s presidency.
Daniels, the founder of iReign Christian Ministry in Ikota, became popular after his controversial prediction about the presidential election.
Daniels also predicted the arrest of President-elect Bola Tinubu on the day of the inauguration, adding that Peter Obi who ranked third in the election, would eventually become President.
“Prophet Feyi Daniels was frivolously charged to court by the Lagos State government because of his prophecy towards Tinubu has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison Lagos State,” the tweet reads.
The tweet has generated more than 3000 retweets and over 5000 likes as of April 18, 2023.
Feyi Daniels was charged to court over his prophecy regarding Tinubu’s presidency.
Findings by FactCheckHub show that the claim is FALSE.
However, checks by FactCheckHub show that the clergyman was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on allegedly having unlawful sexual intercourse with two young women.
According to a report by Television Continental Nigeria ( TVC news), Daniels, who appeared on Monday at Lagos Special Offences Court in Ikeja, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on conditions, including a N20 million bond and two sureties with property in the state.
According to The Punch, the Lagos Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) had ordered Daniels’ arraignment in March for allegedly raping an assistant pastor and another woman.
The case was investigated at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Ikoyi, where two victims provided statements.
The claim that Feyi Daniels was charged to court over a prophecy regarding Tinubu’s presidency is FALSE, as findings by FactCheckHub show that the clergyman was charged to court over rape allegations.
Nurudeen Akewushola is a fact-checker with FactCheckHub. He has authored several fact checks which have contributed to the fight against information disorder. You can reach him via email@example.com and @NurudeenAkewus1 via Twitter.