Kofoworola Badru, the wife of late Lagos socialite, Kayode Badru, burnt to death during a deliverance session, has been arrested and detained on the order of his family for allegedly conspiring with a prophet to burn him to death.
The Lagos socialite died on Wednesday, May 5, after his pastor allegedly sprayed perfume on him while he was holding a lit candle.
Badru had visited the Celestial Church of Christ for prayers and was asked to kneel down while surrounded by seven elders and several lit candles when the unfortunate incident occurred.
However, his wife said she had been accused wrongly by his family while narrating her ordeal in the hands of his family members, specifically his brother, Gbenga Badru.
Kofoworola said, “My husband’s younger brother claims that I conspired with the pastor to roast my husband to death, because of his properties.
“He wrote a petition against me at Alagbon Police Station. In the petition, it was written that I don’t have (any) family and I’m an orphan and that I conspired with the pastor to kill my husband because of money. They also accused me of moving and selling things from the house the night he died.
“I was picked up on July 1, which is the first day I went out of the house after my 41 days (of) mourning. I was made to sleep at the station, even after I told them I have a one-year-old baby. I was only released on bail the next day being July 2 and I have been asked to report at the station tomorrow, Monday.
“On the night my husband died, while we were at the mortuary, my husband’s brother claimed that I didn’t greet him and beat the hell out of me despite knowing that I recently had a surgery.
“The whole family came to the house the following day and ordered everybody out that they wanted to lock the house. They arrested me even though they know I have no relationship with the pastor. They also claimed I bribed police officers at Panti not to give them the autopsy report.
“I’m very scared, I have two kids, aged 3 and one, my body has been shaking since that day till now, I’m traumatised.”
SaharaReporters, New York