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Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by dammy13(m): 8:03am On Aug 07, 2018
A High Court in Bwari, Abuja has nullified the suspension of Revd Nicholas Anyanwu as the District Superintendent of the Abuja District of the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria.

Justice O. A. Musa, in a judgment, also declared as unlawful and a nullity all processes leading the suspension of Rev. Anyanwu by some of the church’s leaders, without affording him the opportunity of fair hearing as guaranteed under Section 36 of the Constitution.

The judgment was on a fundamental rights enforcement suit, marked: FCT/HC/CV/1889/2014, filed by Anyanwu against his suspension by a group of senior members of the church, led by Rev. Chidi Okoroafor (Assistant General Superintendent), who accused him, among others, of mismanaging the church’s funds.

The applicant stated that Okoroafor and some other senior members of the church accused Anyanwu of mismanaging the church’s funds in 2014 and proceeded to set up an investigative panel, which claimed to have investigated the allegations and gave a guilty verdict against the applicant, a decision he challenged by the suit.

Anyanwu, who faulted the church leaders’s decision to constitute an administrative panel to investigate the criminal allegations raised against him, also accused the panel and the church of denying him the right to fair hearing and to present his case.

In his judgment, given last July 5, a copy of which The Nation sighted on Saturday, Justice Musa held that he was convinced that the applicant has proved his case. He added: “To this end, I disagree with the submissions of the respondents and dismissed same and therefore enter judgment for the applicant.”

Justice Musa proceeded to grant all the applicant’s reliefs and prayers. He declared that the allegations of mismanagement of funds, stealing and/or conversion of church funds made against the applicant by the respondents constitute criminal offences for which the applicant ought to be tried before a court of competent jurisdiction.

The judge also declared that by the provision of Section 36(1) of the Constitution, the allegations of criminal offences against the applicant could only be tried by a competent court and not by an administration panel of inquiry or investigative panel set up by the respondents.

He said the applicant, by virtue of Section 36(5) of the Constitution, is presumed innocent of all the allegations made against him by the respondents, and on which he is yet to be tried and found guilty by a competent court.

Justice Musa, who voided the findings and recommendation of the investigative panel, declared as illegal the May 16, 20014 decision of the respondents, made “at the Abuja East District Headquarters, Area 11, Garki, Abuja purportedly suspending the applicant as the District Superintendent of the Abuja District of the Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria.”

The judge also declared illegal the subsequent oral public announcement, of the applicant’s suspension, through the various pastors of the Assemblies of God Church in Abuja on May 18, 2014. He awarded N2 million against the respondents and in favour of the applicant for the malicious publication of the purported suspension in a national daily.

Anyanwu said he was grateful to God for vindicating him. He said he had forgiven those behind his ordeal, who were bent on destroying his reputation. He assured that he would persist in his service in God’s vineyard and continue to pray for the good of all.

http://kikiotolu.com/rev-nicholas-anyanwu-nigerian-pastor-suspended-by-assemblies-of-god-church-wins-lawsuit-as-abuja-court-nullifies-suspension/

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Imortal001: 8:05am On Aug 07, 2018
Ok

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by HotMario: 8:10am On Aug 07, 2018

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by inoki247: 1:40pm On Aug 07, 2018
The house of God is now a business enterprise where they take each other to Court.... The Bible we potray av not seen where they fighting for supremacy to share the word of God.... i dont blame people who come after dem... i just blame people dat can not read the Bible themselves and understand wetin dem write for inside without d help of dere pastor turning it up side down nd brain washing dem with it..

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Lopon1(m): 1:40pm On Aug 07, 2018
Na dem kno dt one

Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Nobody: 1:40pm On Aug 07, 2018
Good for him then
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Cathtom(f): 1:40pm On Aug 07, 2018
I believe in God
But I don't believe in religion

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Delonn(m): 1:41pm On Aug 07, 2018
Great.
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Sirpaul(m): 1:41pm On Aug 07, 2018
we are coming

Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Racoon(m): 1:41pm On Aug 07, 2018
"..I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?
But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!" (1st.Corinthians 6:5-6)
Christains! undecided undecided

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Begino1: 1:41pm On Aug 07, 2018
It's all about the Benjamin.

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Maket: 1:41pm On Aug 07, 2018
Church matter in court because of love if Money by our Igbos brother controlling Assembly of God church.

Assembly of God........IGBO

REDEEM...............YORUBA

catholic............ Rome

Living Faith....... Yoruba

Methodist......... I no know again

Summary.. Politics in church is a set back to body of christ

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by dayleke: 1:41pm On Aug 07, 2018
It is well
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by DidierDrogba: 1:42pm On Aug 07, 2018
stupidity everywhere...Muslims are now the ones settling issues for us

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Adaowerri111: 1:42pm On Aug 07, 2018
Clash of titans in Gods house?

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Enoch07: 1:42pm On Aug 07, 2018
I don't understand…........ Church matters are now settled in courts.. WONDERFUL

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by loadgee: 1:43pm On Aug 07, 2018
lol, church drama

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by aalangel(f): 1:43pm On Aug 07, 2018
This whole episode ain't nice.

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by MAJORBANKZ(m): 1:43pm On Aug 07, 2018
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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by stevedre: 1:44pm On Aug 07, 2018
Case = Rev. Vs Rev shocked
Judge = Musa shocked shocked
Reason for the case = Money shocked shocked shocked
Country = Nigeria undecided

Devil � = cheesy

My verdict = Bunch of shameless religious policians using the church as a disguise to deceive people.

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by otokx(m): 1:44pm On Aug 07, 2018
This Assemblies of God matter has been on for too long. It appears more deadly than the commotion in the National Assembly.
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Mutemenot(m): 1:44pm On Aug 07, 2018
Na court come dey judge for Christians

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Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by greaterlove001: 1:48pm On Aug 07, 2018
From what I read, the court only declared him innocent pending when he'll be tried by a competent court of jurisdiction where he shall exercise his right to fair hearing.
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by holyfather(m): 1:50pm On Aug 07, 2018
God have mercy.
How would the court be judging the church?
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by ekensi01: 1:56pm On Aug 07, 2018
The Main Issue Was Him Refusing To Step Down After Introducing Worldliness To The Church.

I Know That Well.
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by Macon1212: 1:58pm On Aug 07, 2018
Why would a Christian go before an infidel against the church for vindication. His hands may not be clean.
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by edmaraja: 2:03pm On Aug 07, 2018
Assemblies of God crises no dey end?
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by dayold: 2:05pm On Aug 07, 2018
HotMario:

una no go kill person.
Re: Nicholas Anyanwu Wins Lawsuit As Abuja Court Nullifies His Suspension by clemco33(m): 2:12pm On Aug 07, 2018
Racoon:

Christains! undecided undecided
my God in the house of the Lord , to court with fellow pastor with judge musaaaaaaaaa

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