Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after seeking to resurrect corpse

Painting in the Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba, also called the Mezquita Jesus resurrecting Lazarus. Symbol copyright Getty Images Symbol caption The circle of relatives gave their permission after listening to the man inform the tale of Lazarus

An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to carry a useless man back to life.

Getayawkal Ayele had tried to restore the corpse of Belay Biftu via lying on best of him and many times yelling “Belay, get up”.

It was once no longer a hit, and his failure enraged family members who started attacking Mr Getayawkal.

He was once saved while police arrived in a while afterwards – even though it did not imply he used to be out of bother.

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Abusing useless our bodies is a crime under Ethiopian legislation and a neighborhood police commander has advised the BBC that the person, whose actual process is as a medical expert, is now in custody.

The incident was filmed and has in view that long past viral on social media.

Residents within the small western the town of Galilee, within the Oromia region, stated Mr Getayawkal first went to the bereaved family and advised them the story of Lazarus – who consistent with the brand new Testament used to be introduced back to life by means of Jesus.

They then seem to have agreed to dig up Mr Belay.

After the failed resurrection, a few individuals of the circle of relatives fainted on the spot at the same time as others changed into indignant and started beating Mr Getayawkal – at which element police arrived and arrested him.

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