A man identified as Adeniyi Johnson, who is believe to be a pastor with a popular pentecostal church in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, was arrested yesterday while hawking fried meat alongside some fetish items in a bag.
The self acclaimed pastor was nabbed by local residents who were shocked when he allegedly produced meat and demanded the people around him eat with him, according to the Daily Post.
When the fetish items were recovered from him, the local residents 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.
The pastor and his evil wares
Johnson who said he had just been transferred to Ipogun branch of the church from Iju/Ita-ogbolu was saved from a lynching 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 .
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 released.