79-Year-Old Woman Drags Redeemed Church To Court Over Noise Pollution

Published On: January 22, 2013, 5:14 pm
Author: franel
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«§» 22 January 2013

An Ikeja High Court, Lagos, has urged the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chapel of Victory, Ikeja, Lagos, to maintain “zero noise pollution” while conducting its religious programmes.



A 79-year-old neighbour, Mrs. Esther Ogunsalu, whose residence shares a common fence with the church located on 4, Sogunle Street, Abule Onigbagbo Estate, off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, had dragged the church before the court for disturbing her peace.

Ogunsalu, in the case with suit no LD/1336/2011 filed before Justice Aishat Opesanwo, said the noise emanating from the church prevents her from sleeping, adding that it also “triggers her hypertensive heart disease.”

She asked the court to declare that the continuous occupation and use of the premises as a place of worship “contravenes the building and town planning regulations of Lagos State.”

However, Opesanwo referred both parties to the Multi-Door Courthouse, Igbosere, Lagos, for mediation.

At the Multi-Door Courthouse, the parties adopted a term of settlement dated November 7, 2012 which was signed by the church’s pastor, Dapo Morawo, and Ogunsalu alongside her lawyer, Mr. Dan Kizito, in the presence of a mediator, identified as Mr. Dosunmu.

The terms of settlement obtained by our correspondent on Monday stated, “That in the interest of peace and justice, parties have agreed to make peace and that the first respondent (owner and trustees of the RCCG) and the second respondent (Morawo) will maintain a zero noise pollution in accordance with Lagos State regulations and laws.”

At the resumed hearing of the case, Justice Opesanwo said since the parties had agreed to an amicable resolution of the dispute, the court would adopt the terms of settlement as its judgment.

“The said terms of settlement have been duly examined. I hereby adopt and pronounce it as the judgment of this court. Parties are urged to bear their respective obligations under the settlement terms,” Opesanwo said.



-- Noble12 (m) at 22-01-2013 07:17PM
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Hmmmmm! No p.b
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-- paulohking (m) at 22-01-2013 07:21PM
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I can't talk right now, I gat some business
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-- osamabinladin (m) at 22-01-2013 07:23PM
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It is an issue of serious concern
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-- micc (m) at 22-01-2013 07:33PM
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I hear u
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-- charmingzeo (m) at 22-01-2013 07:40PM
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She get problem......anyway ha headach
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-- micc (m) at 22-01-2013 07:54PM
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I hear u
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-- winace (f) at 22-01-2013 07:55PM
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She is not wrong if we want to be sincere. If churches cam get anti noise device, it will be gud. Including muslim especially 5am.
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-- chicco77 (f) at 22-01-2013 08:17PM
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ok
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-- Sophyrocks (f) at 22-01-2013 08:18PM
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Haba!!! all dese churches sef!! u will see d way dey position dese deir loud speakers, disturbing d whole neighborhood. is dat not wickedness??? religion shud neva be abused n used to cause disturbance n nuisance to odas. just bcos u want to display ur christianity doesnt mean u shud disturb odas. its not good now!  we will leta see some pple saying dat maybe d woman is a witch n deir prayers disturbs her. Nigerians n deir hypocritical worship of God.

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-- Herdeola1 (f) at 22-01-2013 08:18PM
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That woman works 4 d devil. Imagine if she's staying vry close 2 a mosque. Mtchewwwww
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-- PidginMOUTH (m) at 22-01-2013 08:19PM
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i c
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-- lovecommander (m) at 22-01-2013 08:22PM
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THAT IS GOOD TO HEAR. ITS HIGH TIME THAT SOME OF THESE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE REALIZE THAT SINCE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORSHIP, OTHERS HAVE THEIR RIGHT TO PEACE AND SERENE ENVIRONMENT
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-- Unogoknow (m) at 22-01-2013 08:37PM
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very good news
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-- Unogoknow (m) at 22-01-2013 08:38PM
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very good news
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-- toibeli (m) at 22-01-2013 08:43PM
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My hats off to this woman who has the courage to drag the church to court. The noise
these churches and mosques make in the name of worship is intolerable.
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-- ezchusa (m) at 22-01-2013 09:08PM
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Ok

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-- lassbati (m) at 22-01-2013 09:24PM
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the woman is 100 percent right even the bible says do not be like hypocrites......go into ur room and pray in secret, ur father who sees u will reward you.....must we always advertise our speaking in tongues....that is hypocrisy of the highest order.    
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-- zoe61 (f) at 22-01-2013 09:39PM
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i don't blame her 9ja churches can make Noise no be small is like they want to force God to do it for them
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-- beneno (m) at 22-01-2013 10:00PM
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i wish churches can provide earpiece connected to the general amplifier or system for every members during the church service to hear the preaching from the pastor and music from the church choir to avoid disturbing neighbours and other religion believers.even if its possible and they have the money to buy it they won,t rather they go ahead buying private jets.  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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