Police arrest Benin pastor… for practicing ‘juju’
The police in Benin on Sunday arrested one Apostle Ikenna Okafor for allegedly burying charm in his church premises in Benin. TOP STORIES THE NATION BUSINESS INSIDE NIGERIA SPORT VIEWPOINT HOT CELEBS LIFE & LIVING The identity of what the suspect buried was unknown even though residents around the church located along Esigie St. in Benin alleged it was a live animal, NAN reports. The police took away the suspect to avoid being lynched by angry residents who stormed the church. An eyewitness, Chinedu Nnamdi, said his father woke him up around 2 a.m. on Saturday night to watch what the Pastor was doing. According to him, the pastor buried something in front of the church and later performed a little ritual by walking round the church several times. Confirming the report, the police PRO of the Edo police command, Osifo Abiodun, said the suspect was under investigation. The spokesman explained that the suspect has made useful statements that will assist the police in their investigation.