Hoodlums Set Church On Fire In Ondo


Feb 12, 2023

A white garment church known as Motailatu Church of God, Oke-Idahun Parish, Akure, the Ondo state capital has been set ablaze by suspected hoodlums.

The arsonists invaded the church and set ablaze the property of the church.

The church, which is under the umbrella of the Cherubim and Seraphim sect, is located along Imafon road, Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

The Resident Minister of the church, Very Rev’d David Akinadewo-Adekahunsi, said the footprints of the arsonists were detected when he got to the church premises on Friday evening.

He disclosed that what first caught his attention was the damaged lectern placed on the altar and some broken bottles that littered the church auditorium.

The clergyman, who is also a senior journalist in Ondo State, said many plastic chairs belonging to the church and offering trays were set ablaze within the church chancel.

Adekahunsi, Lamented that the church Hymn books and other items kept in a room in the uncompleted church were not also spared during what he called “the malicious damage” brought upon the House of Prayer.

He, however, disclosed that the matter had been reported at the Oda Divisional Police Headquarters, Akure.

Meanwhile the police public relations officer in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya who confirmed the development said the command has commenced an investigation into the matter with a promise to prosecute anyone found culpable.

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