Court Dismisses Pastors’ Suit Against Kwara NSCDC For Lack Of Merit

The high court sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday dismissed a fundamental human right enforcement suit brought before it by two embattled pastors of the Evidence of Christ Fellowship International Church, Agbooba, Ilorin.

It will be recalled that the duo of pastors Olumide Peter and Jesulayomi Adetola of the above church has dragged Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to the kwara state high court challenging the corps’ decision to prefer charges against them before justice I. A Dasuki of the magistrate court.

According to the spokesman of the NSCDC in Kwara State, in a press release made available to neesmen, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, NSCDC had in January 2020 brought charges against the two pastors bordering on criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, wrongful confinement of the minors among others.

Justice Yusuf of the state high court in his rulling dismissed their fundamental enforcement suit said that the entire suit lacked merit and it was time wasting and exercise in futility thereby asked them to go and face their trial at the magistrate court.

The court also awarded the sum of thirty ( 30,000) thousand naira to be paid to the NSCDC by the complainants for time wasting.

Counsel to the NSCDC, Barrister Kehinde Ajide confirmed the judgement, adding that the corps would now continue with their charges against the pastors.

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