A cleric in Lagos, Samuel Olawale a.k.a Kogberegbe, a preacher at the ‘The Holy Michael
Church of The Lord (Aladura) Cherubim and Seraphim along the
Ikotun/Ejigbo area of the state, is said to have made a habit of
sleeping in a coffin and even in a grave.
“Yes, it is true that I have a coffin covered with a black cloth
in the church, it is in a big van. Not only this, I have a big hole dug
by the altar. You can go and see it, take the picture. But for the grave
or the hole, it is by the altar. And next time, I will open it for you
while I am there. The two strange objects are pregnant with meanings. I
have reasons why I am keeping them there.” he told The Nation.
While preachers, evangelists and men of God go out preaching with
the Holy Bible, asking sinners to repent , Pa Samuel Olawale (a.k.a
Kogberegbe) goes out not only with the Holy Bible but always ‘armed’
with an empty coffin , a bell in his hand, preaching to sinners to
repent and come to God.
“Yes it is true that I am carrying the coffin about
while preaching and what I am trying to point out is that no matter how
wealthy you are you will not leave this world with these money, it all
ends here. You will not go into the grave with your wealth or with
money, be you a civil servant who stole money, be you an armed robber,
be you a landlord or a caretaker, your money and wealth ends here the
moment you are dead.” “Any time I go out, I would at times sleep in the
coffin, telling everybody that that is how we will end. Yes, we should
remember this. If you are buried with expensive coffin, clothes and
jewelleries, all will be stolen from you in the night and your carcass
will be left. To me, life has no meaning until we come to God. Things
are going wrong in this world and we should mend our ways.”
“Yes, I even sleep there (in the coffin and the
grave) at times too, to let us know that we will all end up in the
grave!” he said. Smh.