Speaking publicly for the first time since his detention on Saturday, Oluwole Ilesanmi also revealed he returned to the scene of his arrest shortly afterwards to resume preaching.
The 64-year-old said: "I was never given the opportunity of spreading the Gospel...the police came on the scene...I was taken out of the vicinity into a very remote place.
"I was thinking I would not even be able to get back but God raised up for me...people in the streets who could even be of assistance to me and I thank God that I came back and I started preaching again."
Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Police said its local Professional Standards Unit was reviewing Mr Ilesanmi's arrest after a complaint was made.
Watch what street preacher Olu has had to say to everyone who has supported him since his arrest on Saturday. @AntisemitismEye@Campaign4T@calebparke@KTHopkins@PamelaGeller@DrMichaelLBrown#StreetPreacher #London #Southgate #FreedomOfSpeech pic.twitter.com/LYQCZo2L7t— Christian Concern (@CConcern) February 28, 2019
Footage of incident - viewed almost 2.4 million times online - draw concern for Christian public figures including the former MP David Burrowes.
The police force said Mr Ilesanmi was arrested "to prevent a breach of the peace" after "concerns" were raised about his behaviour. He was later de-arrested.
A Christian preacher this afternoon was arrested at Southgate station London N14 for preaching about Jesus . @CConcern the police told him it's because public had said he was being islamophobic . We have the full video and wondered when preaching was now illegal ? @Campaign4T pic.twitter.com/ZxC1DhlZCf— EyeOnAntisemitism (@AntisemitismEye) February 23, 2019
The film does not appear to reveal what Olu said while he was preaching. But a police officer accuses him of being "racist".
Meanwhile, the Christian Legal Centre - which has advised street preachers in the past - said it was supporting Mr Ilesanmi.
In a statement issued online, he said: "Olu was unnecessarily arrested, de-arrested and then dropped off in an unfamiliar suburb without enough money to get home."
Mr Ilesanmi added: "My appreciation goes to everybody all over the world that is so much concerned about me.
"Iam well. I am OK. No evil, as the word has said, will come near my dwelling. God has been so faithful."
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