According to the deceased’s landlord, the man had gotten sick and started “coughing a lot” on Friday.
“We took him to the hospital and they said they could not help him because he did not have papers, so we took him to the doctor and he died there,” she claimed.
The family then took the body to the mortuary, where it was kept until Sunday.
Pastor Alph then asked the congregants to lift their hands and start praying.
“Rise up!” he shouted, before the man got up and sat in the coffin, looking confused, like a modern-day Lazarus.
“The coffin is empty,” he said as the congregants jumped and screamed for joy.
Meanwhile, Funeral Parlour whose hearse was hired to the church has rubbished the claims and is now taking legal action over the “malicious damage” to its image.
In a statement, Kings and Queens Funeral Services said;
As Kings and Queens Funeral Services, we would like to distance ourselves from the supposed resurrection of a deceased man by Hallelujah Ministries who allegedly was at our mortuary.
As a funeral services provider, we offer
1. Funeral Services 2. Funeral Cover 3. Burials 4. Transport
We were approached by alleged family members of the deceased who informed us they had encountered a dispute with a different funeral service provider and would like to use our transport services which we offered them.
We did not supply the coffin neither did we store the deceased at our mortuary and no paperwork was processed by Kings and Queens Funerals. As a Funeral Services Provider we do not offer services without documentation neither do we repatriate bodies without any paperwork.
We are in the process of taking legal action for this malicious damage to our image. To all our beloved clients and prospective clients, thank you for the continued support during this confusing time.
We continue to strive for excellence as your preferred funeral services provider that offers a service that give you honour, dignity and comfort.