Man Says Family Members After His Life for Converting to Christianity

Man Says Family Members After His Life for Converting to Christianity

  • A man has raised an alarm over alleged plans of his family members to harm him because he converted to Christianity
  • According to the man, his family members are traditional worshippers of masquerades in Ondo state in southwest Nigeria
  • He said his decision to move to Christianity irked them and they have been after his life since then, adding that his son was also kidnapped

Ibadan - A middle-aged man, Mr. Michael Agbede, has raised an alarm over the threat to his life for converting to Christianity from traditional religion.

Vanguard newspaper reports that he also raised an alarm over the kidnap of his 9-year old son, Emmanuel.

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Christianity is said to be rapidly growing in Nigeria. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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According to Agbede, who hails from Ondo state, the incident to the threat of his life began a very long time, when his family members were against his decision to convert to Christianity from their traditional religion of worshipping masquerade.

He said his decision brought about discord between him and his family members, a situation which he disclosed, led to several attempts to kidnap him.

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Agbede recalled that on several occasions, some of his family members had visited his church in Ibadan, with the aim of kidnapping him, but their failure to know his whereabouts resulted in destroying the church property worth several thousands of naira.

He said:

“Till now as I am talking to you, I don’t know the whereabouts of my 9-year old son, Emmanuel. I don’t know if he was kidnapped by herdsmen or ritualists, because he was kidnapped at his school in Ibadan.
“From my investigation, I could say the kidnap of my son is connected to some members of my family who had been on my trail.
“I was the person they had attempted to kidnap initially. They came all the way from Ekiti where I was living to Ibadan at Fayemi area, Coca-Cola, Songo Ibadan, where I relocated in search of me.

“They did not know I was not there when they stormed the place, because my co-neighbour, Mrs. Yewande Ajayi testified to it when they came, looking for me on July 8, 2018.
“They equally stormed my church to kidnap me as well, but they could not find me there. They destroyed the church property in annoyance.”

He said the case has since been reported to the police and an investigation is ongoing to unravel the mystery behind his son’s kidnap.

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He also predicted that the siege of insecurity and the bad economy will be followed by songs of victory.

Adeboye spoke at the December Special Thanksgiving and Prayer organised by RCCG headquarters, Throne of Grace, Ebute-metta, Lagos where he was represented by the Assistant General Overseer, Administration & Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola.

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The respected cleric wondered why politicians have started making preparations for 2023 in the year 2021, adding that no one should be certain about the future, adding that it belonged to God.

Adeboye said it was unsafe for anyone to say his ambition is to become president when the individual is unsure about tomorrow or the existence of the country.


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