Before Setting Fire to the Church, I warned her about false Prophecies.
Before setting fire to the church, I warned her about false prophecies.
A 28-year-old member of God of Truth Covenant Evangelical Church, Idimu, Lagos, has set the church ablaze over alleged fake prophecies by the owner of the church.
The culprit, Oluwatosin Adegoke, was said to have got tired of the church’s purported deceit over false prophecies and burnt down the church.
The church is located at Akinbolade Street, off Arobaba Street, Idimu area of Lagos state.
Adogoke had been a member of the church for several years but his condition worsened, P.M Express reports.
According to the residents, Adegoke alleged that the owner of the church, a prophetess was fake as prophecies issued to him had been unfulfilled and his condition worsened.
He gave the prophetess the order to close the church, but the owner ignored him. He then allegedly went to the church and set fire to a substance suspected to be premium motor spirit. All of the church’s property was destroyed, including the musical equipment, public address system, and chairs.
Adegoke waited in front of the church after causing damage to the building until he was arrested for arson by police operatives from Area M Command, Idimu.
During interrogation, the prophetess claimed Adegoke was mentally ill and went to burn the church, but Adegoke denied this and asked the police to question the cleric about why he burned the church twice.
After questioning him, the police determined that he was responsible and charged him with arson in the Ejigbo Magistrates Court. Adegoke entered a guilty plea.
The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, requested a brief adjournment to allow him to present the facts so that the court could sentence Adegoke appropriately.
The Presiding Magistrate, E. O. Ogunkanmi, ordered his remand in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre in Lagos and adjourned the case until Monday, July 26.