A man said to be mentally ill, reportedly tried to attack members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Agbelekale, Abule Egba, Lagos during Sunday service which send them running for safety in different directions.
Reports say the 'madman' dressed in a multi-colored fabric, stormed the church while the resident pastor, Ladi Akinsanya was preaching, holding a large stone in his right hand and a freshly sawed piece of wood in his left.
He was said to have left the church only to return again, this time more violently just as the pastor was announcing to his members a special guest minister.
The 'madman's' entry allegedly disrupted the announcement, causing confusion as worshippers made for different escape routes out of the church.
But a courageous man, identified as Baba Dominion was said to have grabbed the mad man from behind, creating an opportunity for another to disarm him.
According to Vanguard, Pastor Akinsanya intervened at this moment, screaming; “Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord” and “Amen, Amen, Amen” intermittently, an obvious move to restore calm in the church, suggesting that the 'madman' as it turned out is an evangelical drama minister and one of the special guests expected to minister at the service.
It took quite a while for members of the church to settle down to listen to the ministration of the “mad man” who immediately capitalized on the confusion to begin preaching, saying “all sins are like madmen before God and just as you all were running from me, so God Almighty will detest all sins including female who deliberately entice men via the exposition of their bodies, on the last day.”
He stressed the need for all those who are called by the name of Jesus to be prepared at all times, for the trumpet might sound any moment, stressing that only those who are blameless will be raptured and will reign with the Lord.