A self-acclaimed Pastor, Adeniyi Johnson escaped being lynched to death on Thursday by angry residents of Ijomu, Akure, in Ondo State. Johnson, who claims to be a pastor at one popular Pentecostal Church in the state, was mobbed for allegedly hawking fried meat and fetish items in bag. The pastor was begging the people to come and eat with him for free. The bizarre action made passersby curious and they immediately apprehended him.But Johnson told the crowd that he has just been transferred to Ipogun branch of the church from Iju/Ita-Ogbolu and he was directed to do this by the Holy Spirit. He appealed to the people to allow him to go and continue what he called his end time mission based on revelation from God. Thereafter, he was whisked away to the Area Command headquarters of the police for further interrogation.
At the state headquarters of the winners chapel in Akure, a senior pastor who spoke off record said Johnson was sacked as a Pastor of one of its local branches about a month ago to allow his family treat him after showing signs of insanity.
Some pastors from the church have also come forward to attest that pastor Johnson has mental issues. The officer said the police is now awaiting his family to come with his medical record on his mental state before he can be possibly released to them.