In Trouble Court arraigns Muslim cleric for assaulting pastor

The angry Muslim cleric reportedly interrupted an ongoing church programme and attacked the pastor with thugs.

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The Ikeja Magistrate's Court has arraigned a Muslim cleric, Saheed Gbadamosi, for assaulting a Church pastor, Emmanuel Ugbo and threatening to pour acid on him.

Gbadamosi, who resides in the Aboru area of Iyana-Ipaja is being charged with breach of peace, assault and threat to life according to Inspector George Nwosu, the prosecutor in the case.

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Nwosu stated that the accused committed the offence on September 4, 2016 at his home.

“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."

“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", the prosecutor said.

Gbadamosi's offences contravenes Sections 56, 166, 170 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, Daily Post reports.

He was however granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum by Magistrate A.A. Adesanya, who adjourned the case till October 10, 2016.

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