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Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by abproffy: 7:44am On Sep 09, 2012
Robert Igbinedion, the lawyer suing on behalf of the
teenage girl humiliated with a dirty slap by Bishop
Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church in a video
which gained worldwide publicity, has filed an
appeal challenging the judgement which gave
victory to the wealthy Bishop in an Ogun State High
Court two months ago.
The appeal (Suit No: MT/73/2012) stated that the
trial Judge, Mobolaji Ojo placed unnecessary and
undue reliance on technicalities of the case to the
detriment of the suit.
Mr. Igbinedion said that the judge erred in law by
concluding that a better affidavit, which he filed to
replace the former one after a preliminary
objection was raised by the respondent, contained
fresh issues.
The appeal faulted the grounds on which the
judgement was held. The appeal stated that
plaintiff lawyer did not necessarily need to prove his
presence during the particular service or show the
date or time since he had already presented video
evidence that the incident actually took place.
Igbinedion also said he did not necessarily need to
present the victim, whom he represented as 'Miss
Justice' in the suit, before pursuing the case.
"The Learned Judge failed to advert his mind to
the Preamble to the Fundamental Rights
(Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 which
obliged him to encourage and welcome public
interest litigations in the human rights field on
behalf of the poor, the illiterate and the vulnerable,
amongst others", the appeal statement read.
It also challenged the judgement for not ratifying
the issue of the court's jurisdiction on the matter as
raised by the respondents' counsel in a preliminary
objection before going ahead to dismiss the suit.
"Where the Respondent is challenging the court’s
jurisdiction to hear the Application, he may apply
to the court for an order striking out the suit or
setting aside the proceeding", it said.
The lawyer also noted that the judge held that the
victim of the slap was a 'fictitious character' who is
non-existent and has no standing,
In that judgement, the judge asked: "Who is Miss
Justice, how old is she, what is her standing in life,
what are her particulars? The court must be able to
ascertain and cannot be left to speculate on the
identity of the person whose right is being sought to
be enforced by declaratory orders, award of
damages and injunctive orders. The court cannot
issue and make order in favour of a ghost victim/
applicant. If I may ask, should this action succeed,
who is going to be the beneficiary of the monetary
award sought.”
Mr. Igbinedion in the appeal suggested that that
view, by the judge is irrelevant, discriminatory and
deliberately calculated to arrive at a favourable
decision.
He wrote: "The Appellant has by his further and
better Affidavit given many privileged reasons why
he cannot disclose the complete identity of the
victim to prevent her from further harm.
"The learned trial Judge failed to advert his mind to
the provisions of Rules 32(2) (b) which states that
in presenting a matter to the court, a lawyer shall
disclose the identity of his clients he represents and
the person who briefed him unless such disclosure
is priviledged or irrelevant", the appealant stated
further.
A video footage shows Bishop Oyedepo of the Living
Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel,
during an alter call in his church at Ota, where,
during an alter call, accused a teenage girl of
witchcraft and slapped her across the face for
declining witchcraft but saying she was a 'witch-
for-Christ.' The video was uploaded online and
spread cross all social media sites.
The Bishop during another service in his Church,
following the slapping footage going viral, boasted
about the act and claimed he was a 'Baba witch'
himself.

I came across this now, plz what is our world turning into.
Did pastor make any mistake in trying to deliver the girl from witches.

www.ogamayor.blogspot.com/2012/09/bishop-oyedepos-slapping-case-goes-to.html?m=1
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Jenwitemi(m): 8:02am On Sep 09, 2012
With a dirty slap in the glare of the public? You don't see anything wrong with that? In any civilized country, pastor Adeboye would be facing a huge pay out to the girl right now.
abproffy: I came across this now, plz what is our world turning into.
Did pastor make any mistake in trying to deliver the girl from witches.

www.ogamayor.blogspot.com/2012/09/bishop-oyedepos-slapping-case-goes-to.html?m=1

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by abproffy: 8:14am On Sep 09, 2012
Jenwitemi: With a dirty slap in the glare of the public? You don't see anything wrong with that? In any civilized country, pastor Adeboye would be facing a huge pay out to the girl right now.

My bro just as Ɣ☺ΰ have said, in the civilised country.
But na naija we dey, wetin the girl find go the pastor church.

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Jenwitemi(m): 8:19am On Sep 09, 2012
Are you for real? Just because the girl went to the pastor's church does not give him the right to physically assault her, especially so publicly. Moreover, what is Nigeria as a country? A country of barbarians?
abproffy:

My bro just as Ɣ☺ΰ have said, in the civilised country.
But na naija we dey, wetin the girl find go the pastor church.

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by hardywaltz(m): 8:26am On Sep 09, 2012
All dis lawyer sef with plenty plenty grammar, this guy is just looking for cheap publicity, he will definitely have this case thrown out again by the Appeal court duh I'm not a lawyer but I think common sense should be able to tell me dat his case is very very weak.
Thou I wish he succeeds and throws dat Oyedepo and his puff puff cheeks behind bars for what he did to dat poor girl.

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by abproffy: 8:27am On Sep 09, 2012
Jenwitemi: Are you for real? Just because the girl went to the pastor's church does not give him the right to physically assault her, especially so publicly. Moreover, what is Nigeria as a country? A country of barbarians?
Ɣ☺ΰ see the pastor is a specialist in spiritual matters, perhaps slapping the girl was the only to free her of her unclean spirit grin
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Jenwitemi(m): 8:41am On Sep 09, 2012
But in public? Even if he was going to deliver the girl in such manner, why not in privacy of his practice like they usually do? Anyway, assault is assault and the man should be financially punished, severely.
abproffy:
Ɣ☺ΰ see the pastor is a specialist in spiritual matters, perhaps slapping the girl was the only to free her of her unclean spirit grin

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by CrazyMan(m): 8:51am On Sep 09, 2012
Jenwitemi: With a dirty slap in the glare of the public? You don't see anything wrong with that? In any civilized country, pastor Adeboye would be facing a huge pay out to the girl right now.
Actually its Oyedepo not Adeboye...and I agree with you, Nigeria is truly a lawless society otherwise is see no reason why Oyedepo should still be allowed to conduct services...he ought to pay for his actions.
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by wiegraf: 9:06am On Sep 09, 2012
abproffy:
Ɣ☺ΰ see the pastor is a specialist in spiritual matters, perhaps slapping the girl was the only to free her of her unclean spirit grin
Ha ha
It's not funny...
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Nobody: 9:07am On Sep 09, 2012
IF THIS DONT MAKE FRONT PAGE I WILL JUMP OUT OF A 20 STOREY BUILDING

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Kay17: 9:09am On Sep 09, 2012
hardywaltz: All dis lawyer sef with plenty plenty grammar, this guy is just looking for cheap publicity, he will definitely have this case thrown out again by the Appeal court duh I'm not a lawyer but I think common sense should be able to tell me dat his case is very very weak.
Thou I wish he succeeds and throws dat Oyedepo and his puff puff cheeks behind bars for what he did to dat poor girl.

Courts frown against violence, a way will be found to find Oyedepo liable.
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by musKeeto(m): 9:15am On Sep 09, 2012
obadiah777: IF THIS DONT MAKE FRONT PAGE I WILL JUMP OUT OF A 20 STOREY BUILDING
*moves pillow under federal palace hotel window*
*throws nails on it*

Kay 17:

Courts frown against violence, a way will be found to find Oyedepo liable.
Note this reply
abproffy:

My bro just as Ɣ☺ΰ have said, in the civilised country.
But na naija we dey,
wetin the girl find go the pastor church.

It's embarrassing, really...


And some idiiots fresh out of Winner's Chapel service this morning wil be here to defend him and curse us all soon...
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Nobody: 9:16am On Sep 09, 2012
musKeeto:
*moves pillow under federal palace hotel window*
*throws nails on it*


Note this reply


It's embarrassing, really...


And some idiiots fresh out of Winner's Chapel service this morning wil be here to defend him and curse us all soon...
grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by mkmyers45(m): 9:19am On Sep 09, 2012
The Nicca gon pay angry

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by ifeness(m): 9:20am On Sep 09, 2012
hardywaltz: All dis lawyer sef with plenty plenty grammar, this guy is just looking for cheap publicity, he will definitely have this case thrown out again by the Appeal court duh I'm not a lawyer but I think common sense should be able to tell me dat his case is very very weak.
Thou I wish he succeeds and throws dat Oyedepo and his puff puff cheeks behind bars for what he did to dat poor girl.


It could be a weak case in Nigeria,but would be a huge case and would favor the poor lady big time over here in England. What he did was wrong and i hope common sense wins the case.

Shame on all Christians and his members who support this pastor.They are truly a reflection of the small god they all worship

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Jenwitemi(m): 9:21am On Sep 09, 2012
Why do i always mix the two men up. I wonder.
CrazyMan:
Actually ia Oyedepo not Adeboye...and I agree with you, Nigeria is truly a lawless society otherwise is see no reason why Oyedepo should still be allowed to conduct services...he ought to pay for his actions.
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Nobody: 9:21am On Sep 09, 2012
mkmyers45: The Nicca gon pay angry
pay for what ? slappin a winch ? it is not written in the nigerian constitution that you should not slap a winch. grin
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by hardywaltz(m): 9:27am On Sep 09, 2012
Kay 17:

Courts frown against violence, a way will be found to find Oyedepo liable.
I pray so, can't wait for the day I see him pay for that slap-giving.
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by mkmyers45(m): 9:29am On Sep 09, 2012
obadiah777: pay for what ? slappin a winch ? it is not written in the nigerian constitution that you should not slap a winch. grin
grin grin
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by wiegraf: 9:35am On Sep 09, 2012
obadiah777: pay for what ? slappin a winch ? it is not written in the nigerian constitution that you should not slap a winch. grin
I admit, that was funny

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by abproffy: 9:39am On Sep 09, 2012
Although am not in support of him slapping the girl.
Why is i† that the white garment churches in nigeria that flog people in name of deliverance, have not been taken to court by any of their victims.
When almost all if not all end up on a hospital bed after the said deliverance.

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by mkmyers45(m): 9:41am On Sep 09, 2012
abproffy: Although am not in support of him slapping the girl.
Why is i† that the white garment churches in nigeria that flog people in name of deliverance, have not been taken to court by any of their victims.
When almost all if not all end up on a hospital bed after the said deliverance.
Many successful lawsuits have been taken against such exocirsm
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by abproffy: 9:50am On Sep 09, 2012
mkmyers45: Many successful lawsuits have been taken against such exocirsm
But in this case I smell blackmail grin

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by musKeeto(m): 9:52am On Sep 09, 2012
abproffy:
But in this case I smell blackmail grin
yeah, the poor lady was hit by a deluded black male..

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by Kay17: 9:52am On Sep 09, 2012
abproffy: Although am not in support of him slapping the girl.
Why is i† that the white garment churches in nigeria that flog people in name of deliverance, have not been taken to court by any of their victims.
When almost all if not all end up on a hospital bed after the said deliverance.

That's because the "victims" consent to it.

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by abproffy: 10:00am On Sep 09, 2012
musKeeto:
yeah, the poor lady was hit by a deluded black male..

When Ɣ☺ΰ open the link and read through, Ɣ☺ΰ can't but notice one thing which is the fact that i† was the same lawyer that sent pastor kings(self acclaimed Jesus of our time) to prison.
Could this be a conspiracy to send Nigerian powerful pastors to jail by this same lawyer
It's time we all take a closer look
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by mkmyers45(m): 10:05am On Sep 09, 2012
abproffy:

When Ɣ☺ΰ open the link and read through, Ɣ☺ΰ can't but notice one thing which is the fact that i† was the same lawyer that sent pastor kings(self acclaimed Jesus of our time) to prison.
Could this be a conspiracy to send Nigerian powerful pastors to jail by this same lawyer
It's time we all take a closer look
Take a closer look at what? the constitution is clear on public exorcism..

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by wiegraf: 10:07am On Sep 09, 2012
musKeeto:
yeah, the poor lady was hit by a deluded black male..
BRAVO
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by abproffy: 10:34am On Sep 09, 2012
Well the judicail system has the final say lipsrsealed
Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by all4naija(m): 10:39am On Sep 09, 2012
I am waiting to read comments from slaves to religion saying 'touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm'.

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by y2kaustin(m): 10:40am On Sep 09, 2012
Jenwitemi: With a dirty slap in the glare of the public? You don't see anything wrong with that? In any civilized country, pastor Adeboye would be facing a huge pay out to the girl right now.
...Excessive intake of ogogoro,most times causes memory lapses or even break down.The thread says Oyedepo NOT Adeboye.

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Re: Oyedepo's Slap Suit Goes To Appeal Court by lawizle(m): 10:48am On Sep 09, 2012
abproffy: Although am not in support of him slapping the girl.
Why is i† that the white garment churches in nigeria that flog people in name of deliverance, have not been taken to court by any of their victims.
When almost all if not all end up on a hospital bed after the said deliverance.

Dat won na severe deliverance grin

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