Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide was, yesterday, hit by tragedy with the news that the head of its Nigeria Diocese, Baba Are, died from a fire incident, which gutted his Ikorodu home in Lagos State.
Reports monitored from E24-7 indicated that the fire, which occurred in the early hours yesterday, was caused by a power surge.
His wife, Iya Salewa and his children, Dare and Kemi were said to have managed to escape the fire, but Baba Are, who sufferred from a stroke, which left him immobile, was totally burnt beyond recognition on his bed.
The octogenarian cleric, until his death, was the number three man in Celestial Church’s hierarchy.
Meanwhile, a Celestial church pastor, Prophet Samson Olorunisola (alias Orun mi si), who is the Shepherd in charge of Jehovah Lass Parish, Powerline, Peace Estate, Ajasa-Command, Lagos, is cooling his heels at Panti Police Command for allegedly murdering a male member of his church.
Olorunisola was said to have hit the deceased, identified as Kehinde, on the head with a diabolic ring.