A prophet at the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Unity Street in Abule-Egba, Lagos, yesterday, allegedly set a member ablaze during service.
“Our prophet said the spirit of God whispered to him that I would not burn if he sets me on fire. When I came out, they poured kerosene on my body and set me ablaze. But, unfortunately, I was burnt beyond recognition and before the other church members could get water, the deed had already been done,” The Nation quoted the victim, simply identified as Mama Bosede, to have said.
On his part, the prophet told The Nation that he clearly heard a voice instructing him to set a member on fire to prove and confirm that God was in their midst.
“I heard the voice clearly, but I don’t know what happened after we set fire on her. God has been speaking to me since and it has been working, so I wonder why now,” he said.
Following the incident, some members left the church for fear of being the prophet’s next victim.
“I don’t pity her; she was the one who allowed herself to be deceived by the prophet. Why did the prophet not try the fire on himself or any of his family member?” a resident, Irene Ohekina said.