A church, Dwelling Fullness Church of God, Agba, in Aguata LGA of Anambra State has been set ablaze after a man married his younger sister there.
Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe, a mathematics teacher, married his 17-year-old sister in the church purportedly on the instruction of God, The Punch reported.
He quoted Bible verses, especially from Deuteronomy, copiously to back up his claim, adding that it discourages divorce and encourages family values and norms.
He added that he did not pay any bride price to anyone for the wedding.
The service was said to have been conducted by their elder brother, Chijioke Ezeibekwe, the priest of the Dwelling Fullness of God Church.
The groom added that he did not feel guilt, shame or intimidation, saying only God could stop the union.
However, irate youths in the area burnt down the church but were restrained from taking further action by a community leader in the area.
The community leader, Gabriel Ezeukwu, described the union as an abomination, adding that the community would have been burnt down if it had happened in the past.
However, the eldest son of the family, Emeka Ezeibekwe, said he would never allow the strange couple to live as husband and wife.