It was gathered that the gift was given out when the officiating pastor, Brother Joshua Iginla, was going round, prophesying to members when he came to where Mr. Okpara was seated. The Pastor, was said to have stopped by him and asked him to stand up with his clutches and he closed his eyes in a brief meditation. Minutes after the meditation, the Man of God was heard, saying: "Thank You, Jesus" and suddenly called for his Personal Assistant (PA), Brother Seun, directing him to bring a Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, for him and the congregation went wild, in joyful excitement.
It was further learnt that two other members of the church, who were moved and impressed with what happened also donated large sums of money to Mr. Okpara while a former female Senator promised to fuel the car for three months and provide an artificial leg for him.
In a brief chat, Mr. Okpara said: "I am very happy and cannot contain my joy. I sell sandals at the Morocco Junction in Suleija from where I travelled to attend the church" According to him, while the service was going on,
I was thinking on how to travel back with my wife, as the N200 I had would not take us back to Suleija. I was still thinking when the man of God came to me and said: 'The battle is over' before he announced the car gift."
Mr. Okpara disclosed that he was involved in a ghastly motor accident in 2011 where 12 other passengers died, including the driver of the commercial vehicle, adding that only two of them survived the accident. A very excited Mr. Okpara further said because of his lean pocket, he could not bring his five children to church. He said he could drive but a Good Samaritan in the Protocol Department of the church volunteered to drive him and his wife back home.
Brother Iginla had given out over thirty SUVs and saloon cars to both members and visiting members this year and more will still roll out.