Muslim cleric, Saheed Gbadamosi, was on Tuesday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court..For allegedly threatening to bathe a pastor with acid and destroying his church.
The police prosecutor, Inspector George Nwosu told our source that the accused committed the offences on September 4 at his residence.
Inspector George 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.
Nwosu said the accused stormed the complainant’s church with hoodlums armed with different types of dangerous weapons and attacked the complainant.
“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,” he told the court.
According to Nwosu,the offences contravened Sections 56, 166, 170 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
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.
Source:The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)