A self-acclaimed prophetess, who allegedly set her nine-year?old daughter ablaze in Epe area of Lagos, during a spiritual cleansing has been arrested by the Nigerian Police.
The 37-year?old suspect identified as Bose Oluwole reportedly told policemen that she was instructed by God to carry out the act with a view to chasing out witchcraft spirit that possessed her.
The prophetess who attends a white garment church, is said to be well-known around the area.
“I was only obeying God’s instruction. I had a vision while praying that my daughter is from the witchcraft world. When I prayed to God over it, I received an instruction through the Holy Spirit to burn my daughter’s body in order to deliver her from the evil society.” She told the police during interrogation.
Residents were said to have heard the girl’s cry for help immediately she was set on fire. Eye witnesses said some visible angry youths in the area put out the fire, rushed the burnt girl to the hospital before the arrival of the police.