Prophet Samuel Olawale Kogberegbe, Primate and founder of The Holy Michael Church of the Lord (Aladura), Cherubim & Seraphim, Ori Oke Olorun Esan Cathedral, Ikotun Egbe Road, Egbe, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, has said he has been sleeping inside a coffin for over forty years now.
Prophet Kogberegbe, who spoke as part of activities to mark the church’s 50th anniversary which holds on Sunday, 3 June, 2012, said he had slept in the coffin to remind himself of life’s vanity and that one day, he would die.
He said his action was also to teach Nigerians to be conscious about death and thus change their negative ways of life.
“I believe that death is certain and I am going to end in that coffin,” he said while pointing to the coffin on the ground.
Kogberegbe also declared that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was correct to have called Nigerian lawmakers armed robbers at a function in Lagos recently.
The octogenarian posited that Obasanjo’s description of the country’s lawmakers as armed robbers was correct in every sense of reasoning, noting that the lawmakers do not have any feeling for the suffering masses who voted for them.
He also warned church leaders to abstain from evil practices, claiming that only through this would they be able to salvage the country.
Kogberegbe advised them to stop running after politicians and men in power and assuring them of peace when such leaders trample on the suffering masses without having any feelings for them. The Oyo state-born Kogberegbe said further that Nigeria is a great nation but had bad leaders and that this was the major reason for the country’s challenges.