A pastor, Wale Fagbare, who was reportedly paralysed after destroying a shrine in Aiyetoro in Ogun says the reports are untrue.
According to Fagbare, the posture he maintained when he was found by people in the shrine was one he took under the instruction of God, and not because he was transfixed by the gods of the shrine.
Fagbare, who presides over the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Ona-Iye parish, Ayetoro said this at a press conference in Abeokuta organised by the Ogun state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Speaking on the issue, Fagbare said the traditionalists used charms on him were proved ineffective.
He said, “About what happened at Ayetoro, it was from God and direction from the Holy Spirit for the deliverance of Ayetoro from darkness.
“God told me that I should go to the shrine to bring out those things for the liberation of Ayetoro.
“When I started what God told me, He told me to do three things in the shrine .
“He said that when I get there, I should evacuate; I should step aside and remain silent when people come out to see me .
“So, I did exactly as instructed by God on that September 20 .
“I got there around 5.a.m. and after I took out those things, God told me to wait and stay and I did so.
“It was not their gods that held me transfixed or struck me; it was the idol worshipers that struck me with their charms.
“When I was taken to the palace, I told them that all my actions were directed by God and not human beings or the church of God.
“Although, they tried many charms on me, none was effective on me.
“I only followed the instruction of God that I should be quiet and they too know the truth .”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.