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A man who was mentally-unstable brought for deliverance in a church (name withheld) located in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has stabbed another worshipper with a cutlass and inflicted the victim with a deep injury.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the incident happened yesterday as the pastor was conducting a deliverance session on the man while he picked up a cutlass from the altar and macheted the victim.
As the prayers were ongoing, the mentally unstable man, during a struggle with the pastor and other members/witnesses, picked up a cutlass from the altar and stabbed one of the members.
A source in the church said, “The man of God claimed he could heal the mad man and started praying. As the prayers were going on, the insane man, during a struggle with the pastor and other members of the church, picked up a cutlass from the altar and matcheted one of the worshippers.
“The mentally-challenged man was later taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and medication while the victim was rushed to a hospital where he was said to be responding to treatment.”
The Eastern Updates gathered that the relatives of the mentally-challenged man had been invited for interrogation.
The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident when contacted.
Ikenga said, “The Anambra State Police Command today 14/1/2024 arrested the owner of a church in Obosi where an insane man picked a cutlass and gave a deep cut to a member of the church during a deliverance service.“Meanwhile, the victim has been taken to a hospital and he is currently responding to treatment. Preliminary information revealed that the man of God claimed he could heal the madman and started praying.
“As the prayers were ongoing, the insane man during a struggle with the pastor and other members/witnesses, picked up a cutlass from the altar and wounded one of the members.
Furthermore, the suspected unsound mind has been taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and medication, and his relatives are under interrogation in a safe custody. Further details shall be communicated, please.