Alleged Abduction: Court Remands Five Nigerian Pastors

The Ondo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, has ordered the remand of five pastors of the Whole Bible Believer Church, Ondo, for alleged kidnapping.

The state Police Command had earlier arrested the defendants for allegedly keeping  77 people at the basement of the church. The members were said to be waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ on the instruction of the Assistant Pastor, Peter Josiah, so they stopped schooling and working and were living in the church, abandoning their homes.

The defendants are: David Anifowose, 64; Josiah Peter, 49; Stephen Olawole, 51; Blessing John, 60 and Ayembo Gbenga, 56.

They were arraigned on 10 counts bordering on kidnapping and unlawful habour. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

But in his ruling, the Magistrate, O.R Yakubu, ordered that the accused persons be remanded in police custody and adjourned the case till July 18, 2022 for the Director, Public Prosecution, to advise the court on the remand application.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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