Police arrest pastor for burying live animal in church

Police arrest pastor for burying live animal in church

Sunday, December 27, 2015 11:21 pm

Apostle Ikenna Okafor

Apostle Ikenna Okafor

The police in Benin City, capital of Edo State have  arrested a pastor  for allegedly burying a live  animal in his church premises.

Residents of Esigie St. in Benin, neighbours of the pastor, identified as  Apostle Ikenna Okafor insisted it was a live animal. He runs The Great Mind Prayer Ministry.

The police took away the suspect to avoid being lynched by angry residents who stormed the church.

An eyewitness, Mr Chinedu Nnamdi, said his father woke him up around 2 a.m. on Saturday night to watch what the Pastor was doing.

According to him, the pastor buried something in front of the church and later performed a little ritual by walking round the church several times.

Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Edo Police Command, DSP Osifo Abiodun, said the suspect was under investigation.

The spokesman explained that the suspect has made useful statements that will assist the police in their investigation

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