Controversial bishop Jehovah Sharp Sharp protests with coffin in Lagos

Jehovah Sharp-Sharp Archbishop Samson Benjamin

General overseer of Resurrection Praise Ministries for Africa Bishop Samson Benjamin on Sunday protested against the Buhari administration in Lagos.

Benjamin alias Jehovah Sharp Sharp marched through the streets of Festac with a coffin on his head.

He claimed God asked him to do so because God was unhappy with the government and the state of the nation.

According to him, his action was the outcome of “a spiritual journey of more than one year”.

“From the 15th of September 2019 up until this moment, I have not eaten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food, I have been seeking the face of God over this great country,” he said.

“Last week, I had a mortal vacation, which was a solitary confinement where I didn’t talk to any human to be with the cabinet of the trinity, I didn’t see the sun, moon, clouds.

“What you are seeing me do here right now is what the prophets of old would do. God will ask them to carry a symbol when he wants to pass a message to the leaders of the nation.

“He said to me ‘Go and carry a coffin on your head’, it is not furniture or anything for interior decoration, it is good for nothing, it is at the end of the life of a man that he is put into a coffin.”

The cleric quoted the message he allegedly heard: “Tell the leaders that they have intentionally depleted the common resources that belong to this great country and have brought hardship on the citizens, I am not happy with it.”

He described Nigeria as a disappointment to God “who brought people of various ethnicities together and gave them the resources.”

“But those in power have chosen to make the commonwealth of the country their personal property, this is the reason I am carrying this coffin, God is not happy, and he is saying it is not political leaders alone, including the religious and traditional leaders,” he added.

Jehovah Sharp Sharp stressed that the way forward for Nigeria is that those in power need to sit and decide if the country should stay together or not.

The preacher was arrested in April 2020 at the Chinese Embassy in Lagos for violating the presidential lockdown order.

He led a number of people to protest against alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in China.