The founder of the RIG Nation and Pioneer Church, UK, Apostle Tomi Arayomi was arrested and detained in Nigeria by security agents on Friday.
His twin brother, Tobi Arayomi, disclosed this via his Instagram page, @tobiarayomi, around 12 pm.
According to Tobi, his brother was apprehended by operatives of the Department of State Services for alleged politics-related prophecies he made.
“Hello everybody, I need your help. I just received news that my brother has been detained by the Department of State Services, DSS in Nigeria. He has been arrested for political reasons, my brother and his wife, Tema.
“He just arrived in Lagos and they detained him at the airport. He is politically targeted because some of his prophetic words have troubled the government in Nigeria,” Tobi said.
The cleric in question had been making predictions about the 2023 Nigerian elections and the outcomes.
Ahead of the elections, he urged Nigerians to vote for an “outsider”, noting that the 2023 electoral process will first produce Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as president-elect.
About 40 minutes after, Tobi posted a photo of his brother and his wife on Instagram, stating they have been released.
“@tomiarayomi and @tahmar.india are out. Thank you all for your prayers,” Tobi stated.
Information gathered from his official Facebook page showed that Pastor Tomi was billed to be at his church branch in Abuja on April 7 for a programme.