NIGERIA – The Ogun State Police Command says it will prosecute a Pentecostal pastor, Wale Fagbere, who allegedly invaded a traditional shrine in the Ketu area of Ayetoro.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Monday that the cleric would be charged with malicious damage and conduct likely to cause a breach of the public peace.
“What he did was wrong and so he must be charged to court. If it was the other way round too, they would also be charged to court.
“Everyone has a right to worship whatever deity one chooses to worship without fear,” he said.
Oyeyemi, however, added that he could not tell in which court the accused would be arraigned as of press time.
NAN had reported that Fagbere on Saturday attempted to pull down a traditional shrine in Ketu, in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.
But he was reported to have gone numb upon entering the shrine, attracting a crowd to the scene.
He, however, regained consciousness after the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Abdulaziz Adelakun, intervened and directed that some traditional rites be performed on him.