Pastor sets woman on fire because God told him that she will not suffer any injuriesBy Mason White 11:31 AM January 20, 2016
By: Tanya Malhotra
A woman is in critical condition after being set on fire by a pastor during prayer services, police in Nigeria said.
Lagos State police said that the pastor was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after setting the woman on fire in his church on Sunday.
The incident unfolded at the Celestial Church of Christ located on Unity Street, during the morning prayer services.
During the service, the pastor, who was not identified, said that God instructed him to set the Mrs. Bosede on fire in order to show everyone his power.
The pastor told the audience that God assured him that the woman will not suffer any injuries. The woman was doused with gasoline and set on fire.
When she began to scream in pain, members brought water and poured it on the injured woman. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she is said to be in critical condition.
The pastor told police that he doesn’t understand why the woman suffered burns as God told him she will not suffer.
Surprisingly, members of the church are defending the pastor, saying that the woman’s sins caused her to suffer burns.
Bosede joined the church last month.