Drama As Fake Prophet Lands In Police Net For Failure To Resurrect Dead Man
A fake prophet has been in police custody in Ethiopia following his failure to bring back to life a dead man having given assurance to fetch back his life.
Getayawkal Ayele had tried to resurrect Belay Biftu corpse by lying on him and repeatedly yelling “Belay, wake up”.
His stunt didn’t come off, however, to the ire of family members who began attacking Mr. Getayawkal.
The BBC reports that he was saved when police arrived shortly afterward – although it did not mean he was out of trouble as abusing dead bodies is a crime under Ethiopian law and a local police commander has said the man, whose real job is as a health worker, is now in custody.
Residents in the small western town of Galilee, in the Oromia region, said Mr. Getayawkal first went to the bereaved family and told them the story of Lazarus who was brought back to life by Jesus in the New Testament.
But after the failed resurrection, several members of the family fainted on the spot while others became angry and started beating Mr. Getayawkal – at which point police arrived and whisked him away.
The incident was filmed and has since gone viral in the east African country.