WARRIâ€”THE purportedÂ prophecy by a Lagos-based pastor, Temitope Joshua, that a lion would run amok, kill its owner and many other persons in Warri, Delta State, between yesterday and today, has been debunked by a member of the Synagogue Church, Chief Vincent Okudolor.
Many private school owners shut down their schools yesterday in anticipation of the lion but there was none.
Okudolor told Vanguard: â€œI am surprised that people will believe such rumour and close down their businesses without verifying its authenticity. I called my church headquarters and they told me our pastor, T. B. Joshua, never made any such prophecy.
â€œThe highest authorities in the church said it isÂ not true that there was such a prophecy, and if there was any, it would be relayed on Emmanuel TV andÂ the details would be put on the churchâ€™s website. So where are people getting this fake information from?â€
Up till yesterday, there was still tension in Warri and Effurun over the mystery lion.
As at 10.00 am, some people claimed that security agents have been deployed to Jakpa area of Effurun to shoot dead the lion, which was sighted in the residence of a businessman.
However, Chief Okudulor said, â€œItâ€™s all lies, there was no prophesy like that by Prophet Joshua, people should stop peddling rumour and maligning the character of other peopleâ€.