Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has clashed with the Church of Satan over a comment which he made about a former prosecutor in New York, US, Linda Fairstein.
Mr Fani-Kayode had in a tweet on Sunday called the lady a “racist, a witch and a member of the Church of Satan.”
Fairstein, now a crime novelist, played a role in the wrongful conviction of five teenagers for the brutal rape of a female jogger in 1989.
The black and Hispanic teenagers, known as the Central Park Five, were exonerated in 2002.
Fani-Kayode, in the tweet which has been deleted, called for Fairstein to be handed a death penalty.
In response to his allegations of Fairstein being a member of the Church of Satan, the church tweeted: “She has nothing to do with us, please leave us out of this.”
Fani-Kayode responded: “Get thee behind me satan!”
The church replied: “That doesn’t actually work. We are right here in front of you telling you that you are making false, unfounded accusations and asking you nicely to please leave us out of this as it has nothing to do with us.”
Again, Fani-Kayode wrote: “In Jesus name I bind you and send you to the desert places. The devil is a liar: he was a liar and murderer from the start and the father of lies.
“You claim she is not ur member and u expect me to believe u. Make your list of members public and prove me wrong. Stop disowning ur own!”