In a shocking incident that occurred in Ogun State, a pastor identified as Taiwo Odebiyi allegedly set a 21-year-old lady named Sukura Owodunni ablaze during a deliverance session.
The incident took place on August 17, 2023, at the Cherubim and Seraphim Maberu Parish in Offin, Sagamu.
According to reports, Owodunni had visited the church after receiving an invitation from the pastor for a special prayer. During the session, she was instructed to purchase Amazing Grace perfume, local eggs, and a candle for the deliverance.
During the prayer, Pastor Odebiyi reportedly poured the perfume on Owodunni’s body and lit the candle.
To everyone’s horror, the young lady’s clothes caught fire, resulting in severe burns on her chest, shoulder, and legs.
Eyewitnesses at the scene immediately alerted the authorities, and the Divisional Police Officer in Adigbe, CSP Abdulfattah Ogunsanya, along with his team, swiftly arrived at the church premises and arrested the pastor.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.
She also revealed that the victim had been left to bear the burden of her medical expenses.
She noted that the suspect had been arrested, and further investigation had commenced to unravel the case’s circumstances.
Odutola, “The lady was said to have been abandoned to fend for her medical bills after the incident. The victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“Our men have arrested the suspect. The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department after the preliminary investigation is perfected.”
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