US Embassy Says Didn’t Deny Bishop Oyedepo Visa

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has debunked it denied the founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, (a.k.a Winners’ Chapel International), Bishop David Oyedepo visa.

The Embassy on its Facebook and Twitter page in reaction to circulating report posted:

“#FalseNews Alert! Be advised, the reports making the rounds about a visa being denied to Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo are false.
If you have seen this manufactured item in the media, help defeat this #misinformation by communicating to everyone that it is completely false.”

The circulating news by ThisDay read thus:

The founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, (a.k.a Winners’ Chapel International), Bishop David Oyedepo was denied visa.

This was reported by a national daily website, ThisDay but the reason for the disapproval by the United States embassy was not stated.

In another development, Nigerian comedian, Abovi Ughoma (a.ka. Bovi) was reported to have gotten his visa issued. While his wife was denied.

Source revealed Oyedepo told the embassy had not violated any rules or committed any crime as far back as 1980s, to have warranted being denied a renewal of his visa.

According to the source, he immediately sent for his bodyguards to get his phones so he could make some calls, but the embassy allegedly told him he could not make calls within the precincts of the visa-issuing section of the embassy.

Embassy sources however hinted of the possibility that the popular preacher might have made some calls to individuals that would intervene on his behalf and the visa eventually issued.

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