Madman slashes worshipper with cutlass during church service as Pastor arrested

A church service in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State turned bloody when a mentally unstable man attacked a worshipper with a cutlass.

The man was brought to the church for deliverance by his relatives, but he became violent during the prayer session.

Punch reports that the pastor of the church claimed he could heal the madman and started praying for him.

However, the madman resisted the prayers and grabbed a cutlass from the altar. He then slashed one of the worshippers, causing a deep wound.

The police spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident and said that the owner of the church has been arrested.

He also said that the victim has been taken to the hospital and is recovering. The madman has been taken to the psychiatric ward for evaluation and treatment. His relatives are being questioned by the police.

Ikenga said, “The Anambra State Police Command today 14/1/2024 arrested the owner of a church in Obosi where an insane man picked a cutlass and gave a deep cut to a member of the church during a deliverance service.

“The victim has been taken to a hospital and he is currently responding to treatment. Preliminary information revealed that the man of God claimed he could heal the madman and started praying.

“As the prayers were ongoing, the insane man during a struggle with the pastor and other members/witnesses, picked up a cutlass from the altar and wounded one of the members. Furthermore, the suspected unsound mind has been taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and medication, and his relatives are under interrogation in a safe custody. Further details shall be communicated, please.”

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