Prophet Segun Phillips, who confessed to killing Favour Daley for ritual purposes, is not a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, the church has declared.
A statement by the Chief Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, the umbrella body of C & S churches worldwide, Apostle M. O. Adeyemi, explained there was no record where Segun Philips is associated with the C & S and officers of the church in Irewolede/Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State where he committed the heinous crime.
The Church PRO said: “We have contacted all our officers in the Zone and they said they did not know him or his church. Besides, our Youth Fellowship went as far as locating his church and came with the reports (including photographs) of not seeing any signpost or imprint of C & S in his place of worship.
“We appeal to the members of the Press to always ascertain the true identity of some fake Pastors and Prophets wearing white garments to deceive unsuspecting members of the public for pecuniary gains.
“It is rather unfortunate that anybody calling himself a Christian could be that devilish and kill a fellow human being for money-making ritual. The C & S Church is a Bible-believing Church that strongly believes in the sacredness of the blood of Jesus and frowns at any blood-letting rituals. ”
The church strongly condemned the act and urged the law enforcement officers to fish out the ilks of Philips before killing more unsuspecting Nigerians.
The Church also commiserated with the family of the young undergraduate and the Lagos State University (LASU) community.