The N2 Billion Suit instituted against the Founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International, Bishop David Oyedepo, for slapping a young lady in his church would be heard at the Ogun State High Court on 2 May, reports Premium Times.
Popular pastor and founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International, David Oyedepo, will face a legal action for slapping a young lady during church service, last year.
Robert Igbinedion, a Lagos based lawyer, confirmed to Premium Times Friday that he had filed a suit, on behalf of the young lady, at the Ogun State High Court for the enforcement of the lady’s fundamental rights to freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment, human dignity, fair hearing, and freedom from discrimination.
Mr. Igbinedion is seeking an award of N2 Billion as general and exemplary damages against Mr. Oyedepo.
“If a wrong is done to the young lady, she is bound to receive justice for that wrong,” said Mr. Igbinedion, a Solicitor at Salus Populi Chambers.
In the suit, Mr. Igbinedion said that the young lady, while answering an illegal alter call, was trying to explain herself when the pastor gave her a dirty and thunderous slap.
“The respondent (Mr. Oyedepo) made the alter call for witches to come out, he did not make a similar call for other categories of sinners like illicit drug dealers, contract inflators, fraudsters, adulterers, and fornicators in the church,” read the suit.
In December last year, the video of Mr. Oyedepo viciously slapping a teenage girl during church service for saying she is a witch for Jesus appeared on popular site YouTube.
Though later removed, the video went viral within days with the pastor, fondly called Papa, receiving a lot of stick from outraged viewers and members of the public.
One viewer described the act as unbiblical, barbaric, and a disgrace.
Days later, another video surfaced in which Mr. Oyedepo tried to justify his action saying it is my ministry to slap” and that the fact that the witch, rather than going to court, apologized showed his superiority.
People now complain on the Internet that I slapped a witch. If I see another one, I’ll slap, he said in the video.