The United Methodist Church, Mafoluku, in Oshodi are of Lagos, erupted in chaos on Sunday, following congregants refusal to allow their pastor, whom they accused of impregnating his maid, lead the worship service. The said pastor, Barkuma Andrew, was alleged to have impregnated the maid, named Grace, and had her abort the pregnancy.
The congregants got wind of Andrew’s action and petitioned the church’s national hierarchy to have him replaced. Andrew was consequently replaced with Reverend James Sunday. Sunday resumed to the church on Sunday for the worship service, but was prevented from doing so, because Andrew and a few others, who supported him were already conducting a service.
The development provoked anger from the congregants, who chased Andrew away from the church premises. The aggrieved members said they no longer want the pastor, saying his action has brought embarrassment to the church.