In a lawless town, no one can be accused of any offence, goes the local saying. Only that in Nigeria we claim that we have rule of law, however it only applies sporadically mostly to the commoners, the no name people.
Will this prophet of Celestial Church of christ, Abule Egba be arrested or prosecuted even. Adult members of the church were there during the church service to testify to the miracle act but this is Nigeria, the same church likely to open in a few weeks for business as usual.
It is hard to lay blames all the time on religious leaders especially when their victim is an adult. Such is the case of this woman, Bosede.
“Our prophet said the spirit of God whispered to him that I would not burn if he sets me on fire. When I came out, they poured kerosene on my body and set me ablaze. But, unfortunately, I was burnt beyond recognition and before the other church members could get water, the deed had already been done.”
In the first instance, I thought this prophet is insane for setting Bosede on fire blaming it on God’s voices, then I realise it is not just the prophet of Celestial Church of Christ Abule Egba, Lagos that needs serious help, also Bosede who as an adult allowed herself to be a recipient of the prophet’s experiment.
If God was really speaking to the prophet that he could successfully pour kerosene on someone, set it alight without burning, why can he (the prophet) run the test on himself?
Now poor Bosede lie in agony at the hospital, with what look like 3rd degree burn, hope she gets better soon. Has Bosede learnt anything? Maybe, maybe not.