Appeal court judge accuses RCCG of lying about assault on pastors

Appeal Court judge accused of assaulting RCCG pastors

A judge of the Court of Appeal in Akure, Ondo State, Justice Folayemi Omoleye, who was accused of attacking worshippers and pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has issued an official statement.

Speaking through her lawyer, Okedinachi Nelson, the judge, in the statement said she was attacked first on Wednesday.

Before the incident, it was gathered that the judge had complained of disturbance caused by the noise from the church.

Omoyele was alleged to have gone to the RCCG branch on Wednesday and disrupted the service by recording the church’s service with her mobile phone.

Her action was said to have alarmed church members, who challenged her for the recording.

The judge, who has been questioned by the police, was reported to have slapped a female worshipper and some pastors.

However, Omoleye in a statement on Friday said: “On the day in question, the Honourable Justice intended to have a peaceful stay at home but the usual nuisance and uncontrolled noise from the church would not allow her.

“On the instruction of her lawyer and in furtherance of her intention to gather evidence to present to Pastor Dele Oyesola, Pastor-in-Charge of the RCCG, Ondo Province at the meeting he proposed, the Honourable Justice, decided to take pictures of wares displayed for sale along and on her property, suddenly, one of the church members attacked her from behind, punched her and broke her phone.

“It took the intervention of her orderly to prevent them from injuring her. The other members came out in their troops cursing her and threatening to attack her.”