A mentally unstable man brought for deliverance in a church in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been arrested for matcheting a worshipper during deliverance service.

The man was alleged to have picked up a cutlass from the church altar and given the worshiper a deep cut. The victim was rushed to a hospital and is responding to treatment.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said;

“Preliminary information reveals 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 safe custody. Further details shall be communicated.”

Source : LIB