The Redeemed Christian Church of God has declared the allegation made against it by the Islamic human rights activists group, Muslim Rights Concern, as ‘fake news’.
MURIC, through its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made the allegation against the Church, saying Muslims were prevented from transacting business in their banks or checking their WAEC, JAMB and other examination centres within the Camp environment.
He, therefore, demanded the relocation of examination centres from the RCCG camp, saying MURIC was inundated with complaints from Nigerian Muslims who have been denied access to the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
“Among the complainants are Muslims who registered for the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB), the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) as well as other examinations. Attempts by the candidates to enter the RCCG camp in order to check their examination centres are always rebuffed by RCCG security men who turn them back at the gates with clear messages that Muslims are persona non grata inside the camp,” MURIC had said.
RCCG claimed the allegation was not true, insisting the camp remains accessible to anyone who has legitimate reasons for seeking access.
The spokesperson of the RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, in a chat with Daily Trust tagged MURIC’s allegation as fake news.
Olubiyi said, “All I can tell you is that it is fake news. Those behind it may have their own script they are playing out but I can assure you that the Redemption City of God remains accessible to anyone who has a legal and genuine purpose for seeking access.”