By Osaigbovomwan Iguobaro
An Octogenarian, and Edo South Senatorial leader of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Edo State, Etose Dickson Imasogie has revealed how he broke iron burglary proof attached to the widow in his apartment and escaped a fire disaster that burnt part of his residence in Benin City.
He added that his escape brought him and his family intense relief — and profound joy.
Speaking at an interactive session with journalists at the Weekend, Imasogie said some concerned neighbours who saw the blaze, thought that he had died in the inferno that turned his part of his house into a scene of destruction.
Imasogie who is also the leader of Osokpikan Organization in the State, thanked God and his ancestors for sparring his life, how he got the strength to subdue the force of gravity to escape was indeed a miracle.
“I thank my God and our ancestors.
It is a miracle that I survived that inferno. I do not want to over flog it. But those in the Street believe I am already lost, but God helped me out”, Imasogie stressed.
But Imasogie also stated that he left the Orthodox church for the renowned Osokpikan Organisation which he claimed researches on traditional herbal medicine, after he survived the alleged plot by a senior Pastor of the church to kill him for an offence that he did not commit decades ago.
Asked why he did not oppose his 15th and 24th sons from becoming church pastors, Imasogie, said he doesn’t want any of his Children into to blame him on the day of judgement of God.
“We have so many religions and the Benin doctrine.
“I have also studied other religions. Religion is free. I didn’t oppose them when they declared their intentions to become Priests.
“Some religious organizations believe in the existence of heaven and others do not.
“I did not oppose my Children so that there will not blame me for denying them heaven.
“I also believe in reincarnation. Two of my Children are products of that”.
“One of his senior teachers who preach sermons in Churches, approached the Owegbe to kill me for an offence I did not commit. The man is still alive and had apologised to my family and I have forgiven him”, he said.