James Sowole in Akure
A pastor of a Living Faith Church, a k a Winners Chapel Chapel, Adeniyi John, was Wednesday evening caught by a mob at Ijomu area of Akure metropolis of Ondo State with pieces of fried meat suspected to be human parts.
The man was also alleged to be in possession of some fetish items, kept inside his bag.
An eye witness said the middle age pastor shocked the people in the area when he brought out pieces of fried meat from his bag, spread them in tray and started calling people to come and join him to eat.
This invitation by the pastor caused the curiosity of the people around who shouted “eran eyan ni, eran eyan ni” It is human meat, it is human meat, they have started again.”
While some people suggested instant judgement for him on the basis of his action and fetish items on him, others pleaded that he should be taking to the Deji’s palace to explain his mission with the meat.
The action of Adeniyi attracted more crowd, that were becoming uncontrollable as some of them insisted that the man should be lynched.
As more crowd gathered, Adeniyi pleaded that he had just been transferred to Ipogun in Ifedore Local Government Area branch of the church from Iju/ Ita-ogbolu in Akure North Local Government.
Amidst confusion, the man was moved to the palace of Deji of Akure, where he was quizzed by by chiefs at the palace.
While explaining what led him to the action, Adeniyi said he was divinely instructed to go and share the meat to save his dying son.
He appealed to the people to allow him to go and continue what he called his end time mission based on revelation from God.
Sensing the rising tension, the pastor was whisked away to the Area Command headquarters of the Ondo State Police Command, for further interrogation.
A senior pastor at the State Headquarters of the Living Faith Church in Akure who craved anonymity 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 a senior officer at the Police Area Command, Akure, who spoke under the condition of anonymity confirmed that some pastors from the church have come to attest that pastor Johnson has mental issues.
The officer said the police is now awaiting his family to come with his medical record on his mental state to know the next line of action.