An evangelist was nearly lynched at the Takoradi market circle in the Western region for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed.

The attack on the pastor whose name is unknown, followed accusations by some Muslim youth that, he had insulted the Islamic faith.

An eyewitness who spoke to our reporter, Asaasewura Santana said, the evangelist who has been preaching at the market circle for the past seven months, incurred the wrath of the Muslims after he said Jesus Christ is more powerful than Prophet Mohammed.

“This pastor has always been criticising the way of dressing especially of the ladies but today, he went preaching closer to the mosque and criticised Prophet Mohammed which angered the youth who wanted to kill him” he added.

This comment, the angry youth deemed blasphemous of the Holy Prophet and thus sought to lynch him to serve as a deterrent to others.

But for the intervention of the people around, the eyewitness said the man of God who had been beaten to pulp and set ablaze.

The evangelist then bolted from the scene leaving behind his gadgets and offering at the market circle.