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Muslim Cleric Docked for Allegedly Beating a Pastor & Threatening to Pour Acid on Him

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Lagos CourtFor allegedly threatening to bathe a pastor with acid and destroying his church, a 40-year-old Muslim cleric, Saheed Gbadamosi, was on Tuesday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

A resident of Aboru area of Iyana-Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, Gbadamosi, is being tried for breach of peace, assault and threat to life.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector George Nwosu, the accused committed the offences on September 4 at his residence.

He said the accused with others still at large conspired and assaulted Pastor Emmanuel Ugbo by beating him, destroying church property and threatening to pour acid on him.

“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. The accused and others also threatened to bathe him with acid if he refused to stop converting his ‘clients’ to his church.”

Nwosu said  the accused stormed the complainant’s church with hoodlums armed with different types of dangerous weapons and attacked the complainant.

“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 may be sentenced to a minimum of three years imprisonment on conviction, according to the Criminal Law.

The accused pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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

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6 Comments

  1. Laveriteparle.

    October 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    GOOD.

  2. Tideturner.

    October 4, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    He should also be made to pay damages. He should pay for the chairs, mixer and all other property he damaged/destroyed, he should pay the pastor’s hospital treatment bill, he should pay compensation for psychological and physical trauma and stress, he should pay a hefty fine for trespass, he should pay the pastor’s legal bills, and he should pay for the pastor’s time lost recuperating from the assault and battery and psychological torture and time spent prosecuting this court case.

  3. Shalewa

    October 4, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Why why? In Lagos and not Zamfara. He should be punished and made public to set a precedence and serve as deterrent to others

  4. EE

    October 4, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    So you mean to tell me, you can actually report assault……..in Nigeria! Now that’s just shocking!!

  5. Ido

    October 5, 2016 at 2:51 am

    If he was Hausa or Fulani they would have looked the other way.

  6. hadiza

    October 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Muslims are the cancer of the world. Nobody should open mouth to tell me that Islam is a religion of peace. Na lie!! Islam is a useless religion that preaches hatred, violence, misogyny, and the rest. I curse the day Lord Lugard joined us with the north.

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