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 that were kept inside his bag.
An eye witness said the middle-aged pastor shocked the people in the area when he brought out pieces of fried meat from his bag, spread them in a 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” meaning “It is human mean 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 taken to the Deji’s palace to explain his mission with the meat.
The action of Johnson attracted a large crowd that was becoming uncontrollable as some of them insisted that the man should be lynched.
As more people were gathering, Johnson 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 chiefs at the palace.
While explaining what led him to the action, Johnson 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 a 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.
(The article “Pastor arrested with suspected human meat” was first published on THISDAY)