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Outrage As Appeal Court Judge Slaps Redeem Pastor, 68-year-old Woman During Church Service

Gbemileke Ajayi



There was outrage in Akure, the Ondo State capital, over the alleged assault of a 68-year old woman, Mrs. Felicia Akindurotoye, and a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Felix Solomon, by a Judge of Federal Court of Appeal, Justice Folayemi Omoleye.

The incident, according to several eyewitnesses, happened on Wednesday, during the midweek service of RCCG, Ijapo, in Akure.

Justice Omoleye allegedly came inside the RCCG, Glory Tabernacles, Ijapo Estate, Akure, at about 10:00a.m. disrupting the ongoing every Wednesday’s Divine Encounter service.

The judge whose private residence is located beside the church, has been having a running battle with the RCCG, claiming that prayers and noise from the church members usually disturb her.

The church was said to have been located at the place in 1989, when the State Housing Corporation approved the land for it.

The church was said to be planning to celebrate its 30th Anniversary by August, this year, while the Judge was said to have bought the house beside the church about 10 years ago.

Eyewitnesses said it took the intervention of men of the Nigeria Police from Ijapo Police station to stop the judge from further public fisticuffs at the church.

An eyewitness who did not want his name in print said: “Hon. Justice Omoleye Folayemi of the Court of Appeal, Akure, entered the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Glory Tabernacle Parish, Ijapo Estate-Akure.

“The Provincial Headquarters of Ondo Province 1 during our mid-week Wednesday Divine Encounter Service between the hours of 10a.m and 12p.m., and slapped a 68-year-old woman, and one of the pastors who tried to advise her not to disrupt the church service.”

Confirming the attack, the Assistant Pastor, Olatunde Awoyelu, and Pastor Dele Oyesola in-charge of the affected church, confirmed the incident. They described Folayemi’s action as strange and dishonourable to a very senior legal officer.

Also, the Pastor in Charge of the Region 22 comprising Ondo and Ekiti States, Pastor Idris Umar, said the church had directed its lawyer to write a petition against the Judge for her dishonourable action by slapping and beating a 68-year-old Assistant Pastor, Mrs. Felicia Akindurojoye and another Parish pastor Felix Solomon during the Wednesday’s Divine Encounter service.

He said the woman was rushed to the State Specialist Hospital for treatment over the injury received while Solomon did not sustain serious injury.

Umar said the petition would be forwarded to the National Judicial Council (NJC) to investigate and punish Justice Omoleye.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, said investigations had begun into the matter.

Joseph said the DPO in charge of Ijapo Police Station has been directed by the Commissioner of Police to interrogate all the parties to the dispute.

(New Telegraph)


Kano Drama! Court Restrains Ganduje, Anti Corruption Commission From Taking Action Against Emir Sanusi

Peter Okunoren



A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday granted an order restraining Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and the State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission from acting on the preliminary report on alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.

The order followed a suit filed on June 7, by Muhammad Mannir-Sanusi, Dan Buran Kano, seeking an order to restrain Ganduje, the Commission and the state Attorney General or their agents from acting on the preliminary report of the investigation.

Justice Obiara A. Egwuatu, issued the restraining order and directed that the respondents be served through a publication in the Daily Trust newspaper and the Attorney General of the state.

He adjourned the case to June 28, for hearing of the motion on notice.

The anti-corruption commission had on June 14, forwarded the preliminary report of the investigation in which it indicated the Kano Emirate Council, to the Secretary to the State Government for appropriate action by the state government.

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BREAKING: Thugs Beat Up Oshiomhole, 14 Other Edo Lawmakers-Elect




Suspected thugs have beaten up Seidu Oshiomhole, the younger brother of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and lawmaker-elect (Etsako West 11) of the Edo State House of Assembly.

The attack on Oshiomhole and 14 other lawmakers of the Edo State House of Assembly is the latest in the crisis between the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the National Chairman of the APC.

According to Tribune Online, the 15 lawmakers, who were absent at midnight on Monday when the other nine members of the Assembly were inaugurated, were attacked at a hotel in downtown Benin, the Edo State capital, where they were having a meeting.

Some of them were said to have sustained serious injuries.

A former Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Victor Tiger Edoror, was said to have led his colleagues to the police headquarters in Benin to report the assault.

The nine members who met to inaugurate the Assembly elected Frank Okiye (Esan North East 1) as the Speaker.

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Best Alcohol Unveils New Premium Drink, Best Honey Cream




A new flavour from the stables of Nigerbev Limited, makers of Best alcoholic beverage, has been unveiled in Nigeria to the delight of their teeming alcoholic beverage lovers.

Best alcohol premium beverage aims to satisfy the taste buds of our esteemed customers and consistent with our pledge to provide Best products and exciting choices at all times, we have recently introduced a new variant called Best Honey cream made from soothing and comforting honey flavor which can be served chilled or with ice.

The product is now available in trade channels (open markets, supermarkets, neighborhood stores, bars, and restaurants)

Best Honey cream is Thick… Rich… Creamy…

Available in 750ml and 200ml #simplythebest

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