The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Thursday, January 2, launched an investigation into the claims that popular televangelist Pastor Ezekiel Odero's 'miracle water' was used to let a murder suspect off the hook.
DCI officers in Homa Bay County were responding to an alleged testimony that the murder suspect shared at Pastor Ezekiel's Church.
Homa Bay Chief Criminal Investigating (CCI) Officer, Abbed Kavo explained that the murder suspect previously served as a police officer.
"The suspect was charged with murder at Homa Bay High Court after the matter was fully investigated by Independent Oversight Authority (IPOA)," the lead investigator explained.
In his testimony, the suspect claimed that Pastor Ezekiel's miracle water was the sole reason for his freedom.
"The matter had been going on since 2017 until December 2022, when the judge, under Section 215, acquitted the suspect.
"Two days after the acquittal, a video clip went viral, in which the officer who attended Pastor Ezekiel Church in Mombasa, claimed that he was given the special water to use in the termination of his case," Homa Bay DCI Officer explained.
Hours before his acquittal, the suspected reportedly sneaked into the courtroom in the wee hours of the night without attracting attention.
"The officer alleged that he sprinkled the miracle water on the chair of the Judge, after which he was acquitted.
"He believed that the water was the reason he was set free," the lead sleuth explained.
The presiding judge expressed his concerns to the Homa Bay DCI officers, noting that he was wary of being in danger.
"At the moment, even the judge is concerned about his safety. The judge wondered how the suspect got into a courtroom at night and accessed his seat," the court heard.
The police sought to understand if the acquitted officer used extra-legal processes and activities to circumvent the law. They requested more time to continue with the investigations into the bizarre incident.
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