Adeniyi Johnson, a pastor from Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel was caught by a mob with pieces of fried meat suspected to be human parts at Ijomu area of Akure metropolis of Ondo state, Nigeria on Wednesday, May 18.
This Day reported that the ‘flesh eating pastor’ was caught in the act in possession of some fetish items and some pieces of fried meat suspected to be human parts that were kept inside his bag.
The middle-aged man stunned onlookers who had been attracted to the scene when he allegedly brought out and spread the meat on a tray and started calling people to come and join him eat them. The frightening sight got the shocked people shouting “eran eyan ni, eran eyan ni” meaning “It is human meat, it is human meat”.
The enraged crowd suggested that the man should be lynched due to his suspicious behaviour and the horrible items found on him as a form of punishment for his crime.
However, he was whisked to the palace of Deji of Akure where he told the chief on interrogation 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.
Johnson said he was divinely instructed to go and share the meat to save his dying son and pleaded with the people to allow him to go and continue what he called his end time mission based on a revelation from God.
He was later taken away to the area command headquarters of the Ondo state police command for further interrogation.
Meanwhile, a senior pastor at the state headquarters of the Living Faith Church in Akure has reportedly claimed on anonymity that Johnson had been relieved of his status as a pastor from one of the local branches of the church for over a month now to enable his family treat him after he had shown signs of insanity.