The Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, said in a statement in Lagos that the pastor was sacked for registering with the controversial ponzi scheme, popularly known as MMM.

He said that the development, according to Google Trends, topped searches from January 11 to January 18.

Kola-Ogunlade said that the scheme surprised many operators this year when it resumed its activities after freezing their accounts for a month.

He said that MMM on resumption of operations had said that it would give priorities to the poor in its Give Help payments, while the rich would have to wait for some time.

The Google spokesman also said that Nollywood star, Tontoh Dikeh, seeking for forgiveness from her colleague, Mercy Johnson, on social media was also top on Google search this week.

“To err is Tonto Dikeh, to forgive is Mercy Johnson,’’ Kola-Ogunlade had quoted Dikeh as saying.