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Man sets church ablaze over ‘fake’ prophecies in Lagos

AN EJIGBO Magistrates Court in Lagos State, is currently attending to the case of an arson between a new generation church and her member.

The 28-year-old member of God of Truth Covenant Evangelical Church, Idimu, Lagos, has set the church ablaze following alleged fake prophecies by the church’s prophetess

The suspect, Oluwatosin Adegoke, was said to have got tired of the church’s purported false prophecies and decided to raze the church 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.

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 ordered the prophetess to close the church was ignored until he allegedly took a substance suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit to the church and set it ablaze. All the properties inside the church got burnt including musical equipment, public address system, and chairs.

After razing the church building, Adegokewss said to have waited in front of the church until he was arrested by police operatives from Area M Command, Idimu, for arson.

During interrogation, the prophetess claimed Adegoke was mentally ill and that was why he went to burn the church but Adegoke denied this and asked the Police to inquire from the cleric why he burnt the church twice.

After interrogating him, the Police found him culpable and subsequently charged him before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for arson. Adegoke pleaded guilty.

The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, asked the court to adjourn the case to enable him present the facts for the court to sentence Adegoke accordingly.

The Presiding Magistrate, E. O. Ogunkanmi, ordered his remand in the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos and adjourned the matter to Monday, July 26.


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