A man, who claimed he was a Cherubim and Seraphim pastors, was beaten to death after allegedly being caught eating a combination of soft bread and faeces in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. 

The Prophet said he was one of the clerics at Cherubim and Seraphim Church at Apata Isegun located in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, but that was not enough to stop people from lynching him.

He was first stripped by the angry mob, who paraded him around the neighbourhood and then beaten to death in front of a church.

When our correspondent arrived at the scene, the victim had been partly burnt and he was lying dead on the street, at a part of Odo Ado called Red Roof Junction.

Sources claimed that the deceased was sighted by an unidentified elderly woman, who raised the alarm which prompted youths in the area to arrest him.

They stripped him while beating him, the sources added.

The victim sought help by mentioning some clergymen he claimed to know in the town.

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The mob had followed him to a white garment church at the Odo Ado Area, but when they couldn’t see the cleric the victim had named, he allegedly took to his heels.

But the mob pursued and caught up with him at the Red Roof Junction.

They pulled down the roof of the church and destroyed its property, including all they found at an adjoining room which the neighbours described as “the church office.

”None of the witnesses in the neighbourhood could identify the victim. All of them kept directing reporters to Matthew Street, saying "that’s where the incident started".”

The witnesses at the Red Roof had dispersed when our correspondent arrived at the area.  

Some claimed they could be victims of police raid if the security agents arrived to investigate the incident.

All the witnesses could give as a reason for the killing was what is referred to as hearsay.

“They said he was gathering faeces into a bag at Matthew area, and they said it was an elderly woman that spotted him and raised the alarm," all of them said.

The witnesses further claimed that the man was lynched on the suspicion that he was a ritualist.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State police command, Caleb Ikechukwu, could not be reached for his comments on the incident as his telephone line was off.

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