September 17, 2014

N2 billion “slap” suit against Bishop David Oyedepo gets court date

It was the slap that went viral and now minister and founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International, Bishop David Oyedepo, is set to face a N2 billion law suit over it.

The clergyman came under fire when a video of him slapping a member of his congregation went viral on the internet. Bishop Oyedepo is seen in the video ministering to worshippers who answered an altar call to be delivered from witchcraft.

While speaking to those who answered the call, Oyedepo came across a young lady whose claim that she is not just any witch, but “a witch for Jesus”, really angered him. Oyedepo declared her “a foul devil” before slapping her across the face.

The video was blogged, tweeted and retweeted and soon gained nationwide infamy, spurring Robert Igbinedion, a lawyer, to take up the witch’s case.

Igbinedion, who filed the law suit on behalf of the young lady two weeks ago, is seeking N2 billion as “general and exemplary damages” against the popular pastor.

The lawyer says he intends to launch a campaign against the bishop, named by Forbes Magazine as the richest pastor in Nigeria with an estimated worth of over N20 billion.

Speaking to Premium Times on Saturday, Igbinedion said he is out “to let him know we are serious, I’m going to send a petition to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police on Monday to investigate the assault.”

It is unclear if the young lady, who hails from Imo State, is an active participant in the lawsuit against Oyedepo, and the bishop is yet to respond to the law suit.

“I’m also going to send copies of the petition to the American embassy, the UK, and the EU to stop him from coming into their countries until the police clears him,” he added.

The Ogun state high court is set to hear the case against Oyedepo on May 2nd, the Premium Times reported.

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  • http://www.habakukwords.com HABAKUK J. T.

    MEN & BRETHREN, WE MUST PRAY THAT GOD WIL MAKE US INSTRUMENTS OF PEACE AND FOR D PERFECTION (COMPLETE MATURING) OF THE SAINTS. OYEDEPO THE MAN OF GOD HAZ TRULY MADE A MISTAKE BY HUMAN CALCULATION; BUT BY DIVINE CALCULATION, NO ONE CAN TEL. IF IT WAS A TRAP/TEMPTATION BY SATAN, HE MUST HAVE FAILD D TEST, AND NIDS PRAYER BECOS SATAN IS GETIN MANY PEOPLE ANGRY UNNECESARILY ABOUT THIS. PEOPLE LIKE ROBERT TILTON AND OTHERS WERE BROUGHT TO BOOK ON CHURCH ISSUES BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, REDUCING THEM TO D BAREST MINIMUM. ALL LIVING FAITHERS SHOULD PRAY FOR THE BISHOP BECOS SATAN IS PLANING TO PUT HIM TO SHAME VIA THIS EVENT. RECENTLY HE WAS HIGHLY CRITICIZED FOR FLOATING DOMINION AIRLINE, NOW IT IS A SUIT. THE GATES OF HELL MAY CONTEND WITH YOU BISHOP OYEDEPO, BUT IT SHALL NOT PREVAIL. LASTLY, I THINK YOU NID TO WORK ON YOUR EMOTION BISHOP (EMOTIONAL MASTERY). AT TIMES YOU LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR TEMPER. MAY THE LORD GRANT US THE GRACE TO LIVE A SPIRIT LED LIFE, MANIFESTING ALL OF THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT(PATIENCE, LONGSUFERING, LOVE, PEACE ETC). SHALOM!

  • http://YourWebsite... Mary robert

    The gates of hell shall not prevail, this event is just a display of PAPA’s love for God

  • http://T.adekenbi@yahoo.com Taiwo

    Many peopu re so stupid 4accusin bishop oyedepo dat he slap a girl the questn is dis is bishop not upto his father to corect ha even beat ha if she is wrong evryone knws wat is hapen arud us 2day many destiny and home mariages cariers health re destroy due 2al dis witches and evil peopu soakin blood killin peopu on road travel a car jst had an accident do u tink is ordinary urproblm is u av not be 2deliverance ministry of some deliverance prophet and see how witches confess and how they re being treated eg baba obadare prophet metiboba they harass witches 2d deir face mayb d reason u re where u re 2day is coz of dat witches in urfamily u strugle evryday, eat in d dream,sick at altime u re livin wrong life u tink u re livin gud life,if witches and demonic peopu re remove in africa today evrybody wl not be where he his now u beta face urproblm and stop runnin afta useless talk lawyer raid on if truly God as cal dis servant u wl see wat wl hapen 2u thief

  • http://YourWebsite... Gozie

    only those with canal mind thinks and reason canally. my bishop and father is a man that doesnt give room for any wicth. he does things as commanded by God and God said, suffer not a wicth to live. people from underworld has been fighting against him but he kept on winning and he will continue to win until the end of the age. a plan has been arranged from coven but everyone who was involved in this in order to steal his money and disgrace him has taken an authomatic visa to thier grave. for the wicth-girl, this marked the end of her mission here on planet earth and for the thief who called himself a lawer, doom is for him and his generation. the same way he said he is prepared to put the man of God to shame, he should also prepare to face the wrath of God upon him and his entire familly. for he that curses a amn of God shall be cursed. u are just a poor and wicth lawer who is finding a means of stealing God-given money from the man of God. the same way, u and ur family will be stolen away frm this world in no distance time. enemy of progress and professional thief under the umbrella of justice. u and ur witch girl friend are finished. the God of bishop oyedepo has risen against u. incurable madness has become ur portion from now on in JESUS NAME, AMEN.