Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, David Oyedepo, was on Thursday denied visa into the United States.
ThisDay reports that the US embassy simply told Oyedepo that he did not qualify for visa renewal in its assessment and urged him to try again.
Oyedepo was said to have created a scene at the embassy.
Sources at the embassy told the newspaper that the popular preacher might have made some calls to highly-placed individuals who intervened and got the visa issued.
The newspaper said the embassy did not respond to request for comments.
It was also learnt that comedian, Abovi Ugboma, popularly known as Bovi, was issued a visa after several failed attempts.
However, his wife, Kris Asimonye, was denied one.