A pastor, Osaruwme Edosa of Win Nation Ministry has said that the operatives of Edo State Police falsely accused him of being a cultist.
The clergyman told journalist at the Edo State Police Command that it was during his parade he realized he was been held in custody on suspicion of cultism.
He explained that he got arrested on his way from the hospital around 7pm where he went to visit a patient.
He insisted that they refused to give him the reason for his arrest when he asked for an explanation.
He said, “I was walking on the road at about 7pm after visiting a hospital to pray for sick patients when the police stormed out of their vehicle and bundled me inside.
“When I asked what my offence was, they didn’t tell me anything, and even when I tried to explain to them that I am a pastor, they didn’t listen. I am just hearing now that I was arrested for cultism.
“I am a pastor, I go to hospitals in the area to pray for patients. I initially stayed at Ekhuan Barracks, but the place is very far from Lawani area where I pray for patients. So because of the distance I decided to get a house close to the area.
“On that day, after praying for patients, I called my agent who told me the landlord of the house would be available by 7pm. So, I was walking on the road after seeing the landlord when the police jumped out from their vehicle, bundled me in and drove to the station.
“I am a pastor and I have a registered ministry called Win Nation Ministry. I am a child of God and not a cultist as claimed by the police.”
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