The police in Benin, Edo State arrested one Apostle Ikenna Okafor on Sunday for allegedly burying an object suspected to be charm in his church premises located in the city.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the identity of what the suspect buried was unknown even though residents around the church located along Esigie St. in Benin alleged it was a live animal.
The police took away the suspect to avoid being lynched by angry residents who stormed the church.
NAN quoted an eyewitness, Mr Chinedu Nnamdi, as saying that his father woke him up around 2 a.m. on Saturday night to watch what the Pastor was doing.
According to him, the pastor buried something in front of the church and later performed a little ritual by walking round the church several times.
Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Edo Police Command, DSP Osifo Abiodun, said the suspect was under investigation.
The spokesman explained that the suspect has made useful statements that will assist the police in their investigation.