The High Court in Ogun State sitting in Ota, Wednesday, fixed July 12 for judgment in the suit involving the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide and the young lady who was slapped during a church service in 2009.
Robert Igbinedion, a Lagos based lawyer who filed the suit on behalf of the young lady, is seeking the court to award N2billion as ‘general and exemplary damages’ against the flamboyant pastor among other reliefs.
At least ten people have been killed today as a suicide bomber drove a Honda car into a church, Harvest Church sandwiched between Living Faith church and Deeper Life Church in Yelwan Tudu, Bauchi.
“I Will Slap Again!” Bishop Oyedepo Brags In First Public Response To Internet Outrage Over Assault On Teenage Girl
Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder and president of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, today in Ota reacted in his sermon to the spreading video that showed his scandalous slapping of a worshipper during a ‘deliverance’ drama at his church.
"People now complain on the Internet that I slapped a witch. If I see another one, I’ll slap," said the Bishop, who has become the butt of many jokes since the video was published.
Still, he bragged today, “It is my ministry to slap!”
Bishop Oyedepo, who is seen on the video slapping the young lady for describing herself as a “witch for Christ,” then said of himself, “I am a Baba witch myself.”
He did not explain what he meant, nor did he slap himself.
Nigeria’s Wealthiest Pastor Oyedepo Faces Citizens Outrage For Assaulting A Female Church Goer
Nigeria’s wealthiest pastor, David Oyedepo, might not have bargained for the enormous scandal that followed a Youtube video which showed the famous pastor attack a teenage girl hushed in front of him during a 2009 Shiloh service at his church headquarters in Otta, Ogun state Southwest Nigeria.
SaharaReporters also posted the Youtube video, which has now gone viral and become a source of international anger against the man known as “Papa” by members of his large church.
Oyedepo is the general overseer of the Nigerian-based Winners Chapel which is also known as “Living Faith Church”.