An Ogun State Pastor, Taiwo Odebiyi has reportedly set a 21-year-old lady, Sukura Owodunni ablaze while trying to conduct deliverance session on her.
It was gathered that the incident occured on 17th of August 2023, in the Cherubim and Seraphim Maberu Parish in Offin, Sagamu region of the state.
The victim was said to have been invited to the church by the clergyman for a special prayer, and she was given instructions to purchase Amazing Grace perfume, local eggs, and a candle for the deliverance.
But during the course of the prayer, Pastor Odebiyi was said to have lit the candle and prayed for the woman before applying the perfume on her body.
Immediately the candle flames came in contact with the gaseous emission from her clothes, Owodunni went up in flames, causing serious burns to her chest, shoulder and legs.
According to an eyewitness, the suspect was taken into custody right away when CSP Abdulfattah Ogunsanya, the divisional police officer for Adigbe, and his colleagues stormed the scene.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola confirmed the incident on Wednesday, and disclosed that the victim was abandoned to fend for her medical bills.
She noted that the suspect had been arrested and further investigation had commenced to unravel the circumstances surrounding the case.
Odutola said; “The lady was said to have been abandoned to fend for her medical bills after the incident. The victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“Our men have arrested the suspect. The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department after the preliminary investigation is perfected.”