Pastor stuck in shrine trying to destroy idols

SAMUEL AWOYINFA

A pastor, identified as Wale Fagbere, became
motionless while trying to destroy a shrine in Ketu,
a community in Ayetoro, Yewa North Local
Government Area of Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the pastor whose
church could not be ascertained as of the time of
filing this report reportedly became motionless and
speechless after he had allegedly destroyed some
shrines in the town.
It was gathered that the cleric was reported to
have told his congregation that he had a revelation
to destroy all the shrines in Ketu community.

After being found transfixed in the shrine, residents
of the area raised the alarm, following which
custodians of the shrines came to the place.
The priests insisted that they had to perform some
rites before the cleric could regain his sense.
The rites were performed following the intervention
of Alaye of Ayetoro, Oba Abdulaziz Adelakun, who
appealed to the priests to ‘release’ him.
The state acting Police Public Relations Officer,
Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, adding
that the cleric might be charged for “sacrilege and
malicious damage.”
He said, “The command got the report at its
division in Ayetoro that one Evangelist Wale
Fagbere went to Ketu to destroy traditional
worshippers’ shrines. After the destruction, the
man became motionless and could not talk.
“When the policemen visited the place, the
traditionalists said the subject could not be taken
away until some rites were performed. The victim
was revived and handed over to his family for
more spiritual cleansing.”

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