Popular South Africa-based Prophet Shepherd Bushiri known for his flamboyant lifestyle) has been arrested on the suspicion of drug trafficking.
The Malawian-born man of God, who gave Maserati Levante car on December 25 as a birthday gift for his five-year-old daughter, Israella, has wealth estimated at $150 million.
According to Texas-express.com, Prophet Bushiri of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECGC was reportedly arrested on Friday, January 12 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
The controversial clergy man, who has been released on a $100,000 (N36.3 million) bail, would be assisting the New York police in investigating the 10 kg cocaine found on the baggage ride.
The cocaine which has a street market value of $1.5 million (N544 billion) does not bear the pastor’s fingerprints but immediate forensic tests have proved his connection.
He arrived from Johannesburg, South Africa on Delta Airlines. The bag containing the 10kg cocaine which bears no tag was checked in from Johannesburg and is identical to a similar bag carried by the prophet.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Prophet Bushiri’s church was shutdown by the federal government because he was violating the state’s law on fake money.