Ondo Pastor arrested for allegedly hawking fried meat with fetish items

The Church sacked him for being insane, is that the best they could have done?

fake-pastorOne Adeniyi Johnson, alleged to be a pastor with a popular pentecostal church in Akure, the Ondo state capital, was yesterday nabbed hawking fried meat alongside some fetish items in a bag.

The self acclaimed pastor was nabbed by the residents of Ijomu in Oke Ijebu, Akure, the state capital. Some residents were shocked when he allegedly brought out some piece of meat from a bag, put in a tray and pleaded with them to come and eat with him.

It was learnt that the people became suspicious of him and immediately apprehended him.

It was further gathered that, that when the fetish items were recovered from him, suggested instant judgement of jungle justice while others pleaded that he should be taken to the Deji’s palace to explain his mission with the meat.

Johnson who said he had just been transferred to Ipogun branch of the church from Iju/ Ita-ogbolu was, however, prevented from being lynched by some angry mob before he was whisked to the Deji of Akure’s palace where he was quizzed by the palace officials.

At the palace, security agents fought hard to prevent an already converged crowd from lynching him as he recounted his mission in yoruba while being quizzed by the palace chiefs .

While explaining what led him to the action, Johnson said he was divinely instructed to go and share the meat to save his dying son.

He appealed to the people to allowed him to go and continue what he called his end time mission based on the revelation from God.

Thereafter, he was whisked away to the Area Command headquarters of the police for further interrogation.

At the state headquarters of the winners chapel in Akure, a senior pastor who spoke off record said Johnson was sacked as a Pastor of one of its local branches about a month ago to allow his family treat him after showing signs of insanity ‎.

Also at the Police Area Command , a senior officer who spoke under the condition of anonymity confirmed that some pastors from the church have come to attest that pastor Johnson had mental issues.

The officer said the police is now awaiting his family to come with his medical record on his mental state before he can be possibly released to them.

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