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Just In: Bishop Oyedepo’s Pastor Brother Allegedly Assults Member, Hired Soldiers To Beat Member Up

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… Members Want Bishop Oyedepo’s Intervention

A resident pastor of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Uwasota Branch, Benin, Gideon Oyedepo, has reportedly assulted a member of the church by hiring soldiers to beat him up after slapping him (member)

The member, Nosa Aigbogun, who was hospitalized as at when INFO DAILY visited disclosed that trouble started when technical unit meeting of the church was convened and he (Pastor) came to announce the dissolution of the unit without reason and thereafter threatened that anyone who dares him or crosses his path he was going to crush.

Aigbogun said he rised to make an observation regarding the dissolution but pastor Oyedepo shut him and started calling him bastard, devil, claiming that he (Aigbogun) kept the church microphone to himself for a year and two months and that this denied him (Pastor Oyedepo) to use the microphone for the period.

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He said while lying in his hospital bay, “Yesterday after church service we had unit meeting. Our pastor, Gideon Oyedepo, a younger brother to Bishop Oyedepo started telling us that he has dessolved the unit (technical unit) and that no one should dare to go to studio. He warned us that anyone that crosses his path he will crush. That no one should try to near him or try him, that he will crush such person.

“So, I made an observation on him dessolving the unit but he shut me up and said you, you bastard, devil. That I kept the church mic to myself for a year and two months without letting him to see mic to use. He then moved closer to me and gave me hot slap for no reason in a hot afternoon, and he was about slapping me for the second time but I blocked him and the church security too prevented him.

The assulted member of Winners Chapel, Benin, Nosa Aigbogun receiviing treatment when Info Daily visited the hospital on Monday

“This made my friends in the church to be angry and they started scattering everywhere inside the church. After all these, people pleaded to me and my friends to leave and forget about everything.”

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According to Aigbogun, he came to meet his lawyer friend to inquire the legal step to take regarding the assult the next day (Monday) when this his same friend, where they were standing, alerted him that Pastor Oyedepo’s Personal Assistant (name withheld) was coming with soldiers.

He said he ran inside somewhere to hide but the soldiers came to his friend and asked after him and where he (Aigbogun) reside but his friend refused to disclosed where he was, so Oyedepo’s P.A. started searching for him and eventually found him.

He disclosed that the P.A., on sighting him, pointed at him and the four soldiers rough handled him by asking him to follow them which he refused and they started beating him, claiming that he (Aigbogun) had the boldness to slap a pastor.

“Today I went to meet my lawyer friend to ask the best legal action to take against the assult melted on me, and as we were talking about this, he (my lawyer friend) just alerted me that I should hide that soldiers are approaching with with Oyedepo’s PA. So I went to hide inside one place. As they got to my friend, I overheard them asking where I stay.

“I then overheard the P.A. saying Aigbogun must be here. He started searching for me and eventually when he found me, he alerted the soldiers that they should come and they came. And as they came, they asked me that so I had the boldness to slap a pastor but I told them I didn’t slap pastor. They said I should follow them to Barracks but I asked them which of the Barracks, and one of them said S & T Barracks.

“I said they should wait that I want to inform my people and that after that I will follow them. That was how one of them slapped me by saying how dare I have the boldness to ask them question that can’t I see they are soldiers. One of them then said ‘now we are not going to S. T. barracks but hell! I said then said if that should be the case I am not ready to go to hell. They started beating me with fanbelt and injured me”, he added.

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He said the pastor is foud of slapping members in the church, adding that this same pastor slapped a member four times in the church January this year for no cause.

While disclosing that his friends and associates have reported the case to police, Aigbogun pleaded to Bishop Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church to intervene before his blood brother ruin the branch of the church.

Calls put across several times to Pastor Oyedepo were picked. He his wife later picked and asked INFO DAILY to call back the day.

Calls in the next day were not picked which made INFO DAILY to send sms to the pastor but as at the time of publishing this story, no reply even after waiting for several hours.

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Police Arrest Two Suspects In Army Uniform, Recover Cash, Weapons

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The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers terrorizing parts of the Ekye Development Area in Doma Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the operation which was carried out on Thursday night followed a complaint by residents.

The PPRO identified the suspects as Abdullahi Basso and Saidu Isah.

He said the command received complaints of weekly armed robberies on Thursday nights by persons clad in military uniforms along Doma-Rukubi Road in the Ekye community.

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The statement noted that upon the receipt of the complaint, operatives attached to Ekye Division laid a “successful ambush on the criminals at Kwanar Kare; a dangerous spot along Doma-Rukubi Road where armed robbers usually block the road and Rob unsuspecting road users.

“The duo of Abdullahi Basso and Saidu Isah both males of Rugan Maigari, Rukubi village dressed in military uniforms were arrested at the scene while about to carry out their operation, and the sum of three hundred thousand naira cash (N300,000), a knife and other items were recovered from them as exhibits.

“The suspects confessed to having attacked one Mallam Barka at the same spot last week where they dispossessed him of the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000)”.

 

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Residents Scoop Fuel As Tanker Overturns In Lagos

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A fuel-laden tanker overturned in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State on Friday, creating a dangerous atmosphere for residents to bring different sizes of containers to scoop fuel.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority posted the video of the incident on its X account with a throng of Lagosisans scooping for the liquid.

However, LASTMA disclosed that there was no record of fatality in the accident that occurred in the area.

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Emergencies authorities, however, said no casualties were recorded and efforts are in top gear to clear the area.

A tanker loaded with oil upturned at Dormanlong bridge inward Fadeyi,” LASTMA said.

“LRU has been contacted to its evacuation, officers are on ground managing the situation,” it added.

No report as of this time of filing this report that the vessel has been moved.

 

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JUST IN: Gunmen Kill Anambra Community Leader

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Some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums have killed the President-General of Umuoji Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Silas Onyima.

Although, the details of the incident are still sketchy, but it was gathered that the hoodlums, numbering about 15, invaded the deceased’s home on Friday evening and shot him dead thereby throwing the community into panic.

A source said, “The deceased was newly elected president general of our community and he also presided over one election in the community. He was killed on Friday evening when some masked men visited his home and shot him dead.”

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Confirming the incident when contacted, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said police operatives have been deployed in the area.

Ikenga said, “The police are aware of the development. We got the information and we have deployed our men to the area. Our men have gone to the scene when the information got to us, they found the man in a pool of blood.

“The body of deceased has been recovered and deposited at the morgue with the help of some of the family members. We are also working with some eyewitnesses and community members to help track the perpetrators and investigation is ongoing.”

More details later…

 

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