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    Tuesday, 4 October 2016

    Lagos: Alfa, pastor on legal warfare over ‘clients’

                                                                                        Photo: google
    Saheed Gbadamosi, a muslim cleric and Emmanuel Ugbo, a pastor, both based in Lagos, south-west Nigeria, are presently engaged in a legal warfare over issues relating to membership, which they described as ‘client’.

    Gbadamosi, (40) was arraigned Tuesday in an Ikeja magistrates’ court for allegedly threatening to bathe Ugbo with acid and destroying his church.
    The court is trying Gbadamosi, who is resident in Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos for breach of peace, assault and threat to life.
    George Nwosu, an inspector and police prosecutor told the court that the accused committed the offences September 4, this year at his residence.
    According to Nwosu, “the accused with others still at large conspired and assaulted Ugbo, by beating him, destroying church property and threatening to pour acid on him”.
    His words: “The accused and his accomplices beat up the complainant and damaged four chairs valued at N4,000 and mixer valued at N35,000 being church property”.
    Online media platforms quoted the prosecutor as saying that “the accused and others also threatened to bathe him with acid if he refused to stop converting his `clients’ to his church.”
    “The complainant was in the fellowship with his members when the accused stormed the church with hoodlums carrying iron rods, sticks and other dangerous weapons.
    “The accused obstructed the complainant from performing his duty as a pastor by chasing away all his members before descending on him,” he told the court.
    The offences, Nwosu said, contravened Sections 56, 166, 170 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
    The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

    The Magistrate, Mr A.A. Adesanya, adjourned the case to October 10 for mention.

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