In Pictures: “Church” Razed, “Pastor” Accused of Ritual Killings
An angry mob razed a place said to be a Church this evening in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, on the allegation that parts of dead human bodies and a coffin were unearthed from there.
The place is located at number 3, Okon Edak Street, Off Atamunu road in Calabar South.
An eyewitness who craved anonymity at the scene of the incident alleged that five corpses were exhumed from the place. He said : “Small pikin wey de Pastor kill today na dat one disgrace am. Person discover am na him dem come dig de ground come see all those things.” The eyewitness added that apart from dead bodies exhumed at the site of the incident and “woman pants” found all over the place, pictures of people who visit the place for “assignment”, littered the ground after the place was brought down.
See pictures below:
A lady who lives next to the place told LinCornellah’s blog in confidentiality that although she has been living there for a long time, she never noticed anything unusual about the place except that it hosted regular celebrations, before today’s incident. When she was asked to confirm the allegation that dead human bodies were exhumed from there, she replied that she never saw any such thing. She added that she does not know the name of the “Church”. LinCornellah’s blog could not find any sign board identifying the “Church”.
However, a usually reliable source identified it as “Royal Christian Ministry International”. According to him, Men of the Nigerian Police Force have taken body parts that were exhumed from the place to the hospital, to confirm the authenticity of the allegation that they are human body parts. Another eyewitness at the scene of the incident disclosed that pictures of different men were seen inside corked bottles at the place.
The General Overseer of the ” church” is said to be in Police custody.
- Cornelius Ellah