A ‘pastor’, identified as Adeniyi Johnson was arrested on Wednesday evening at Ijomu area of Akure, the Ondo State capital for being in possession of fried meat suspected to be human parts.
The suspect who claimed to be a pastor of a Pentecostal church said he was posted to the branch of the church at Ipogun town in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
According to an eyewitness, the pastor went to the busy Ijomu street and brought out pieces of fried meat from his bag and put them in a tray and started begging people to join him and eat from the meat.
His bizzare action was said to have attracted spectators who suspected the meat to be human parts meant for ritual purposes.
“The people in the area quickly gathered to lynch him because they also found some other fetish items inside his bag but security agents rescued him and took him to the palace of the Akure monarch for interrogation,” an eyewitness said.