Bishop Oyedepo Faces N2 Billion Lawsuit For Assaulting Female Church Member

Date: 20-04-2012 2:27 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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     Popular pastor and founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International, David Oyedepo, will face a legal action for slapping a young lady during church service, last year.

Robert Igbinedion, a Lagos based lawyer, confirmed to Premium Times Friday that he had filed a suit, on behalf of the young lady, at the Ogun State High Court for the enforcement of the lady's fundamental rights to freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment, human dignity, fair hearing, and freedom from discrimination.

Mr. Igbinedion is seeking an award of N2bn as 'general and exemplary damages' against Mr. Oyedepo.

"If a wrong is done to the young lady, she is bound to receive justice for that wrong," said Mr. Igbinedion, a Solicitor at Salus Populi Chambers.

In the suit, Mr. Igbinedion said that the young lady, while answering an "illegal" alter call, was trying to explain herself when the pastor gave her "a dirty and thunderous slap."

"The respondent (Mr. Oyedepo) made the alter call for witches to come out, he did not make a similar call for other categories of sinners like illicit drug dealers, contract inflators, fraudsters, adulterers, and fornicators in the church," read the suit.

Mr. Igbinedion, who represented the victims of the celebrated Pastor Emeka Ezeugo (popularly known as Reverend King) at the Magistrate court, in 2006; stated that cases of violence in the place of worship if not nipped in the bud could escalate into 'uncountable' dimensions.

Furthermore, he said the calling out of the young lady (and others) as witches are illegal, unconstitutional, and a breach of Section 34 of the Constitution of Nigeria, African Charter on Human and People's Right, and United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Right.

The suit asked the court to compel Mr. Oyedepo to issue a self-signed public apology to be published in two national dailies and one international satellite television station.

It also wants the respondent to issue a similar alter call for drug dealers, corrupt government officials, bribe-giving contractors, and other category of sinners who are members of the church.

In December last year, a video of Mr. Oyedepo viciously slapping a teenage girl during church service for saying she is "a witch for Jesus" appeared on popular site You Tube.

Though later removed, the video went viral within days with the pastor, fondly called Papa, receiving a lot of stick from outraged viewers and members of the public.

One viewer described the act as "unbiblical, barbaric, and a disgrace."

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvKRjETbIRg" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvKRjETbIRg</a>


     Days later, another video surfaced in which Mr. Oyedepo tried to justify his action saying "it is my ministry to slap" and that the fact that the witch, rather than going to court, apologized showed his superiority.

"People now complain on the Internet that I slapped a witch.  If I see another one, I'll slap," he said in the video.





Posted: at 20-04-2012 02:27 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- sydneylove at 20-04-2012 03:37 PM (9 years ago)
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thou shall not slap
Posted: at 20-04-2012 03:37 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- oluwagbami2000 at 20-04-2012 03:43 PM (9 years ago)
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This is joblessness and misplaced priority at its peak...Papa slapped a self confessed jesus-witch....you want to enrich yourself through this. Why not sue the politicians stealing and killing us and generations yet unborn.  Stupid, opportunistic idiot trying to reap where he didn't sow.
Posted: at 20-04-2012 03:43 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- fateewase at 20-04-2012 03:48 PM (9 years ago)
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This is another way of doing business. If pastors make money through offerings,followers too must make money though the pastors. Tit for tat. Kiss
Posted: at 20-04-2012 03:48 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kennynaija at 20-04-2012 04:09 PM (9 years ago)
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See, see them, SLAVES! 1 commanding MILLIONS! Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: at 20-04-2012 04:09 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kebella at 20-04-2012 04:20 PM (9 years ago)
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gud 4 him

Posted: at 20-04-2012 04:20 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Ngeboju at 20-04-2012 05:12 PM (9 years ago)
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lets wait and hear from the Judge
Posted: at 20-04-2012 05:12 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Princestevo at 20-04-2012 05:15 PM (9 years ago)
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naija i hell thee Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 20-04-2012 05:15 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bachelorette at 20-04-2012 05:24 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: fateewase on 20-04-2012 03:48 PM
This is another way of doing business. If pastors make money through offerings,followers too must make money though the pastors. Tit for tat. Kiss


You see my dear, the difference is that CHRISTIANITY is the only TRUE and HOLY religion even though some of the believers or worshipers may be bad (Among 12, there's always a Judas), but ISLAM is the complete opposite. ISLAM is a SATANIC and BARBARIC Religion even though some of the followers may be good. In a nut-shell, There are few bad eggs in CHRISTIANITY, and there are few good eggs in ISLAM.

Posted: at 20-04-2012 05:24 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- GreenBee at 20-04-2012 05:25 PM (9 years ago)
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Well this is a serious case lets see how it will end
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- nice9ija at 20-04-2012 05:26 PM (9 years ago)
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this pastor should be jailed
Posted: at 20-04-2012 05:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- frank_f at 20-04-2012 05:26 PM (9 years ago)
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Sleepless! Sleepless!! that's all i feeeeeeeel.....
           RIP Michel Jackson.....

                            Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 20-04-2012 05:26 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- manfred1 at 20-04-2012 05:29 PM (9 years ago)
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GOOD SERVANT OF GOD DOESN,T SLAP. THEY DON,T CALLED A HUMAN BEING A WITCH.
IN EUROPE, THAT SLAP ALONE IS DIRECT TO PRISON------
HE SHOULD WATCH T.B JOSHUA ON EMMANUEL TV.
AND SEE WANT HE DID PLUS HELP TO THE POOR
NOT TO BUY PRIVATE JET FROM PEOPLES OFFERING.
THAT,S SHIT MEN
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- Ocean2 at 20-04-2012 05:40 PM (9 years ago)
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i so much hate post with no source
Posted: at 20-04-2012 05:40 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- fateewase at 20-04-2012 05:47 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Bachelorette on 20-04-2012 05:24 PM

You see my dear, the difference is that CHRISTIANITY is the only TRUE and HOLY religion even though some of the believers or worshipers may be bad (Among 12, there's always a Judas), but ISLAM is the complete opposite. ISLAM is a SATANIC and BARBARIC Religion even though some of the followers may be good. In a nut-shell, There are few bad eggs in CHRISTIANITY, and there are few good eggs in ISLAM.

Thought u are a JEW...u don convert now? Anyways,as it is in Islam,same goes for christianity. Islam is the only true religion that teaches you the complete way of life but christianity is incomplete and still left many good things untouched. As there are bad followers in islam same with christianity ,there are more than enough bad followers of christianity so u check which one u belong to.
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- FBI_CIA at 20-04-2012 05:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Just stop by to say Hi

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- Solidstonez at 20-04-2012 06:04 PM (9 years ago)
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Nice one let him pay the money

Posted: at 20-04-2012 06:04 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Solidstonez at 20-04-2012 06:05 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Bachelorette on 20-04-2012 05:24 PM

You see my dear, the difference is that CHRISTIANITY is the only TRUE and HOLY religion even though some of the believers or worshipers may be bad (Among 12, there's always a Judas), but ISLAM is the complete opposite. ISLAM is a SATANIC and BARBARIC Religion even though some of the followers may be good. In a nut-shell, There are few bad eggs in CHRISTIANITY, and there are few good eggs in ISLAM.

Well said

Posted: at 20-04-2012 06:05 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Bachelorette at 20-04-2012 06:06 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: fateewase on 20-04-2012 05:47 PM
Thought u are a JEW...u don convert now? Anyways,as it is in Islam,same goes for christianity. Islam is the only true religion that teaches you the complete way of life but christianity is incomplete and still left many good things untouched. As there are bad followers in islam same with christianity ,there are more than enough bad followers of christianity so u check which one u belong to.

Why don't you search the net yourself and see the Religion of JESUS CHRIST. He was a Jew, and Christianity follows His way of life. The HOLY BOOK of Judaism is The TENAKH which is the first five books  in the old testament of The HOLY BIBLE - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. What I'm saying is that both Christianity and Judaism cannot be wrong at the same time, as such ISLAM is the one that is wrong. To answer your question in Black and White, Yes, I'm a Jew and Jesus was a Jew! So, I still believe in Him.

Posted: at 20-04-2012 06:06 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kebella at 20-04-2012 06:11 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: fateewase on 20-04-2012 05:47 PM
Thought u are a JEW...u don convert now? Anyways,as it is in Islam,same goes for christianity. Islam is the only true religion that teaches you the complete way of life but christianity is incomplete and still left many good things untouched. As there are bad followers in islam same with christianity ,there are more than enough bad followers of christianity so u check which one u belong to.
re yu always this stupid Huh?

Posted: at 20-04-2012 06:11 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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