By Derrick Kiplagat
Neno Evangelism Centre Apostle James Maina Ng’ang’a has said he will not pay his accuser a penny as he says the accuser had “Given to God what belonged to God”. Early last week, business man Geoffrey Ndung’u filed a case at the High Court seeking a refund of the Ksh. 2 million he had deposited to the church’s account, saying he had “subconsciously” deposited the sum into Neno Evangelism Center’s bank account after Pastor Ng’ang’a had prayed for him.
The court has since frozen the church’s cooperative bank and Equity Bank accounts pending the determination of the case. However, yesterday Pastor Ng’ang’a said he has neither met Ndung’u in person nor received any money from him “I had put up an appeal on television to settle some debt and a gentleman whom I have never met came to my office and gave my secretary money. Now he has made our accounts frozen and can’t pay our bills,” he said.
According to documents presented to the court, Ndung’u said he approached Ng’ang’a for spiritual healing and deliverance and does not understand how he ended up giving him the money. Ng’ang’a however said “If he was insane as he has claimed, how did he not forget his PIN? He said he will personally collect the money that will settle the church’s bills that are millions.”
The pastor has been in media headlines since July, for allegedly causing an accident in which a woman died at Manguo, Kiambu County, on July 26th. The pastor has so far faced four charges; causing death by dangerous driving, failing o report an accident, giving false information to police and conspiracy to defeat justice. The pastor has since denied all the four counts and he is out on a Sh.500,000 bail.
The pastor has since accused the media of scheming to bring him down.