Territorial War Imam in the dock for beating up Pastor, threatens to pour acid on him

A Muslim cleric has been dragged before a Lagos court for allegedly beating up a pastor for taking his clients.

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A 40-year-old Muslim cleric, Alfa Saheed Gbadamosi, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State for allegedly beating up a Pastor, Emmanuel Ugbo, and also threatening to pour acid on the victim as well as destroying his church property.

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According to Daily Post, the Alfa, a resident of Aboru in Iyana-Ipaja area of the state, was docked on charges bordering on breach of peace, assault, and threat to life.

The police prosecutor in the case, Inspector George Nwosu, told the court that Gbadamosi committed the offences on September 4, 2016, at his residence, after he conspired with others still at large and stormed the Pastor Ugbo's church, armed with different types of dangerous weapons and beat him up, destroyed the church's property and threatened to pour acid on him.

“The accused and his accomplices beat up the complainant and damaged four chairs valued at N4,000 and a 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,” Nwosu told the court presided by Magistrate A.A. Adesanya.

Nwosu noted that the offences contravened Sections 56, 166, 170 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 and according to the law, the accused might be sentenced to a minimum of three years imprisonment if found guilty.

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When the charges were read to Alfa Gbadamosi, he pleaded not guilty and Adesanya granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, while the case was adjourned to October 10 for mention.

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