I wrote last week about Nigerian witch hunter Helen Ukpabio going to the UK to perform exorcisms and tell people how to spot demon-possessed children, many of whom end up killed or maimed as a result. Now a group of activists is asking the government to boot her out of the country.
A Pentecostal preacher who claims to deliver people from witchcraft is a danger to children and should be deported from England, activists say.
Helen Ukpabio, a woman who wears colorful West African clothes and hats and who calls herself a “Lady Apostle,” is the founder of the controversial Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries in Nigeria. It has 150 branches in Africa and Europe…
She specializes in “liberating” captives in “deliverance sessions” and holds house meetings in London with people who believe she has power to expel demons.
“There have been numerous cases of children in the U.K. being tortured and sometimes killed due to the beliefs that Helen Ukpabio espouses,” said Gary Foxcroft, executive director of the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network.
He called on Home Affairs Minister Theresa May to deport Ukpabio immediately, adding: “Whilst the government has moved swiftly to block entry to the U.K. for Islamic preachers whose presence is harmful to the public good, there have been no cases of Christian pastors facing such measures.”
This is a woman who teaches that if a child is sick or cries a lot, they are a “servant of Satan.” She’s sick, demented and very dangerous.