The general overseer of Salvation Ministries, David Ibiyeomie has alleged that Gen. Sani Abacha, a former Nigerian head of state, who lost his life in power died as a result of pride and also attempting to share God’s glory.
In a sermon on Sunday, the renowned gospel preacher claimed that he predicted the death of Abacha who died on June 8, 1998, and was buried the same day according to Muslim tradition.
According to the clergyman, the former head of state was a man full of pride, stressing that Abacha took the place of God by glorifying himself.
He said, “Do you know what killed Abacha? This was what killed Abacha. Abacha was a one-time military ruler of Nigeria. I told my wife and some people that Abacha will die, I said this before he died.
“I told them that he will die. I saw that he died, Sani Abacha. I saw that a palm tree fell on him when they were holding a meeting. I said that this man will soon die. Most of you are young, you don’t know Abacha.
“This man, before they read network news, then, they do read network news at 7 am, they would sing for him. Everybody testifies you’re good, you’re good Abacha, you’re good, Everybody testifies you’re good, you’re good Abacha, you’re good.
“They will sing this song before they read the news. I said this man is a dead man. God can never share his glory. I also sang
“Abacha, when they carry you from Aso Rock, you go know say you no good’ Truly, they carried him with his casket. Please, avoid pride, pride makes you to be high minded”.