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Cleric falls out with evangelism partner, calls her ritualist

The police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned a 48-year-old cleric, David Olasupo, who allegedly posted a woman’s pictures on Facebook and tagged her a ritualist.

The defendant, whose address is unknown, is standing trial on a count of breach of peace. He, however, pleaded not guilty before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The prosecutor, Insp Ayodele Adeosun, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 29 at 10.30 p.m. at Ilogbo-Eremi, Badagry, Lagos State.

Adeosun said the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to breach the peace by posting pictures of another cleric, Mrs. Mayowa Abimbola, on Facebook and tagging her a ritualist.

According to the prosecutor, the defendant and Abimbola, the complainant, had a good relationship until recently.

“The defendant used to invite the complainant for fellowship and evangelism until they had a misunderstanding.

“The offence contravenes Section 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” the prosecutor said.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.

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Adekomaiya adjourned the case until June 25 for mention. (NAN)

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