Bishop Oyedepo Fails To Appear In Court For Slapping Church Member

The founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International, David Oyedepo, failed to appear in court on Wednesday when the suit filed against him for slapping a young lady during a church service last year was mentioned at the Ogun State High Court.

A Lagos-based lawyer, Robert Igbinedion,had filed a suit on behalf of the lady, seeking an award of N2billion as “general and exemplary damages”against the popular pastor.

Oyedepo’s lawyer, Agboamwu,who showed up on behalf of the first and second respondents, namely Oyedepo and the church, pleaded for time to file a defence.

The court granted the defence five days to respond to the suit.

Igbinedion had filed for the enforcement of the lady’s fundamental rights to freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment, human dignity, fair hearing, and freedom from discrimination.

Justice Ojo, who heard the case at Court 1, High Court, Sango-Ota in Ogun State, however, adjourned hearing till June 1, 2012.

Igbinedion had earlier condemned Oyedepo’s action, referring to the altar call for witches to come out as “illegal”.

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Last year, Oyedepo gave the lady a slap during a church service when she claimed to be “witch for Jesus” after responding to an altar call made by Oyedepo for witches to come out.

Igbinedion described the labelling of witches as “unconstitutional, and a breach of Section 34 of the Constitution of Nigeria, African Charter on Human and People’s Right, and United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Right”.

The suit is asking the court to compel Oyedepo to issue a self-signed public apology to the young lady, which should be published in two national dailies and aired on one international satellite television station.

The suit also seeks that a similar altar call be made for corrupt government officials, bribe-giving contractors, drug dealers and other category of sinners who are members of the Oyedepo’s church.

Source: Dailytimes


29 Comments

  • That lady is a witch who have come to frustrate the man of God. Even the laywer filling the suit against Oyedepo, dont even know God. That violated the doctrine of the church and God. I therefore advice the lady and her laywer to withraw the case or face the wrat of JEHOVAH.

  • Chinedu says:

    Pls! any of you who have not fornicated before should cast stoned at her says the bible, judgement is of the Lord and remember “ANGER” deprived moses promise land. Pls pastor with all due respect ask God for forgiveness and reason with the young laddy if she insists leave the rest for the “HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL” he knoweth most AMEN.

  • Amana samson says:

    When it comes to issues dat deals wt men of God,pls let be careful on how we deal wt it.
    I may advise 4 d withdrawer of d suit.

  • SEE says:

    lawyer igninedion and the girl that said she was witch, just watch out for the lord God that said suffer not a witch to live, u know what all that ve bn discus in d coven can nevr com 2 fruitn bcos God declare dat, anyone dat gather for our sake shall fall 4 our sake. the God of Elijah is still alive

  • SEE says:

    lawyer and the girl that said she was witch, just watch out for the lord God that said suffer not a witch to live, u know what all that ve bn discus in d coven can nevr com 2 fruitn bcos God declare dat, anyone dat gather for our sake shall fall 4 our sake. the God of Elijah is still alive

  • ayola says:

    i think this lawyer is looking 4 money,is all good.was the said witch for jesus forced out for altar call,was she under dueress.i think this no case my fellow colleague.i have made my findings since this case was filed in.there is no such girl dt v owned up to b the said i quote “witch for jesus”.except u r recruiting another girl 2 stand in 4 her.

  • Austin says:

    I think dis whole thing is like a drama if really d lady was a witch i think what d pastor could hav done was 2 pray 2 God 2 help deliver her or cast out d demonic spirit 4rm her not 2 slap her in d church and again if dis lady were 2 be d minister wife or a politician wife wht do u think could hav happen pls let us be sincere 2 ourselves.

  • jeepowner says:

    were in d Bible v u guys heard dat a demon posses person was slapped?cos as a christian,d Bible is our manual.Pls lets stop doing or saying tins dat glorifies d flesh,concentrate on spiritual tins.4 d fruit of d spirit is gentlenes,meeknes,peace,love etc.Give 2 ceaser wat belongs 2 ceaser,and 2 God wat belongs 2 God.I tink d pastor in quote should humble himself & obey d LAW,come down 2 his common brethren & apologies if he has finish d deliverance dat he conducted on her.

  • Ib-gentle says:

    I agree with one of this commentators; this lawyer is really looking for money n to disrepute the Bishop – something that could cost him more than he’ll get…

  • Why is nigeria’s lawyer like sentiment?look at jame ibori for example,bcos most of you lawyers are beggar, you better becareful, if u people are hungry for food,money,car just open up to bishop oyedepo ook.God is a spirit be warned!! I may bribe you,but not with my God.Ride on, bishop oyedepo. i love u

  • umezinwa okey says:

    oga pastor u must pay dat 2bilion oo, u tink bein a man of God maks ur congregations lesser human. And 2 my felow xtain bretherns, dnt folow pastors folow wat d bible teches cuz d bible neva recomends slapin 4 delivarance.

  • ibrahim ahmad says:

    young lady, i advice you to teder your apology to the man of God, Prophets of God are not ordinary men, worms may eat up before the 1st of may, for you seek to murck God and his anointed, even if you suceed in murcking the prophet, can you murck God?.

  • ayomdele says:

    oyedepo will not show up,not even a second,i pity u lawyer,go and sue GOD dt gave him the mandate to slap out witches and wizards,lawyer u r a suspect.i think u are one of the wizards cos no man in he his right senses wuld support witches dt have kept my villa ORE the way we r to still exist.witches have given us sleepless nights in my villa,Man of God,u allow that witch to excape.people that v not encounterd witches sinister are people depending this witch if nt if witches do u somethin u no go have mouth to talk.WE cover them with basket when we see one and turn them to die in their beds,some plant three leaves yam to prevent them 4rm entering the compd

  • Jeremiah says:

    Lawyer, you an agent of the devil. You, that witch, your sponsors and supporters will feel the WRATH of GOD before June 1st in JESUS NAME.

  • ANDREW AL-DAN says:

    Wat has law got 2 do wit d things of d spirit? Dis lawyer shul bware d ides of march. Was he dia 2 b preached 2 or on fault finding mission?

  • Dis justice was in d church 4 a mission. If he nids money he shul ve contacted him politely n secretly. How den is he not afraid 2 lay silly claims on a man of God? Let him seek 4givnes as early as posible

  • Kayus Bobo says:

    In those days Elijah slutter 400 witch prophets (Prophets of Baal). My pastor has done so well by slapping the witch. Bible support no future for the witch. He s acting on biblical constitution not on the epileptic constitution. This is the last we will hear of this lawyer and his career, he will not get the money, never!

  • Abel O.A says:

    nigeria lawyers, u forget that thing of the flesh is of d flesh and thing of the spirit is of the spirit. Church is a spiritual thing therefore flesh cannot judge the thing of the spirit. Jesus flog people that are selling are buying in the Temple nobody arrested Him. Lawyers u want to be using church to make money and popularity. Heaven wl judge u.

  • Dr Olojede says:

    Even if the lady is realy a witch not to talk for the Lord, it is morally wrong for the man of God to slap her. Two wrong will never make a right. The issue should be settled out of court. I rest my submission.

  • obiora says:

    When I saw that video, I was truly horrified that a man of God can engage himself in such a violent conduct, what examples is he setting for his followers and the non Christians, let forget sentiments here why are Nigerians suddenly running away from the truth, Christianity is all about peace and love, let me ask you guys who are saying he did the right thing, if that poor lady could have been one of president children could he has slapped her the way he did with the poor girl???
    Ever seen that video I lost my respect to the so called man of god. Even the country where I am residing I drive pass his church with discust.

  • obiora says:

    When I saw that video, I was truly horrified that a man of God can engage himself in such a violent conduct, what examples is he setting for his followers and the non Christians, let forget sentiments here why are Nigerians suddenly running away from the truth, Christianity is all about peace and love, let me ask you guys who are saying he did the right thing, if that poor lady could have been one of president children could he has slapped her the way he did with the poor girl???
    Ever seen that video I lost my respect to the so called man of god. Even the country where I am residing I drive pass his church with disgust.

  • Ngo says:

    Very wrong to slap somemone who is possessed or is a witch! Did Jesus ever did that in the Bible? Can anyone mention one person who did that in the Bible? Simply no one!. He should go to court to defend his hot slapping, pay the damages charged and send the girl to TB Joshua for proper deliverance if she is truly a witch because i used to hear from many people that he conducts deliverance to thousands of people both within Nigeria and overseas.

  • kg says:

    In quaranic school you learn your recitation of d Quran wt cane, do parents arrest d Immams? Why must Christians always be against each other? Lawyer is seeking cheap publicity & d only thing he will get is God’s wrath.

  • Peter says:

    Lawyer,this is spiritual matter,u have to re-think because the Holy Bible said what shall it profit a man if he gain everything and losses he’s soul.And as for those of you commenting,remember this is man of God we are talking here and they are agent of God,i urge u that if u are talking,talk in spiritual RELM.

  • tony says:

    she was not forced out to the pulpit, she walked out then said she is a witch for jesus that is an insult to God a blasphemy,she has no case at all she insulted God, i will advice the lawyer to look somewhere else if he need to generate more funds

  • John samuel says:

    Fellow christians, this’s nt hw d man of GOD suppose to behave like. I’m following bible nt him. I can call ds man, a man violence nt man of GOD. He maltrated her and he must go 2 d court and face d justice. He’s a mere human, bound 2 mek mistake, which he did now. He’s nt above d law. I’m with you bros jeepower. U ppl can me whtever name u like. Bt ds’s d true.

  • I think d lawyer is also a wizard or carnaly minded.apostle paul has said that they know nothing and those that want to enter they hindered.d lawyer should go and apologise to papa and ask 4 forgiveness,bcos he has already commited d greatest mistake of his life.and 4 d lady she should also go and apologise and ask 4 forgiveness,unless she would see d wrath of d living God.

  • For those of u that ar against d man of God.i urge u to ask 4 forgiveness b4 its too late.know dat dis statement “a witch of or for jesus” is an insult on GOD.ask 4 4givnes unless u will all see d wrath of God.

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