Man Burns Down Popular Church In Lagos Over Failed Prophecies
A 28-year-old member of God of Truth Covenant Evangelical Church in Idimu, Lagos, has set the church on fire in protest over the church’s owner’s claimed bogus predictions.
Oluwatosin Adegoke, the perpetrator, was claimed to have grown tired of the church’s alleged deception over bogus predictions and set fire to it.
The church is in the Idimu neighborhood of Lagos, on Akinbolade Street, off Arobaba Street.
Adegoke had been a member of the church for numerous years, but his health had deteriorated, according to P.M Express.
According to the residents, Adegoke said that the church’s owner, a prophetess, was a fraud because prophesies given to him had gone unmet and his health had deteriorated.
He told the prophetess to shut the church down, but the owner disobeyed him. He then allegedly went to the church and set fire to a material that was presumed to be premium motor spirit. The church’s entire contents were burned to the ground, including musical instruments, public address systems, and chairs.
Adegoke lingered in front of the church after committing the damage till he was caught for arson by police operatives from Area M Command, Idimu.
During interrogation, the prophetess stated Adegoke was mentally ill, which is why he went to burn the church down twice, but Adegoke denied this and urged the police to question the priest about why he burned the church down twice.
The police judged him guilty after questioning him and charged him with arson before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court. Adegoke entered a guilty plea.
Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, the prosecutor, requested a brief adjournment to allow him to present the facts so that the court may sentence Adegoke appropriately.
The matter was extended until Monday, July 26 by the Presiding Magistrate, E. O. Ogunkanmi, who ordered his remand at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre in Lagos.