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EMBATTLED PASTOR GOES BACK TO HIGH COURT

By NBF News

South African-based clergy, Prophet Adebayo Agbojo, said his re-arrest and the disobedience of the High Court order for his unconditional release, by the Nigeria police, was targeted at breaking his spirit.

The General Overseer (GO) of Forever Living International Prayer Church, said he is undaunted because, according to him, 'the just will always be vindicated.'

Meanwhile, the clergy has described his current travails as a cloud that will soon give way to sunny and bright day.

The embattled prophet, however, wondered why the police disobeyed a High Court ruling in Lagos, which ordered his unconditional release.

The court also ordered the police to release his property, confiscated in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, and Lagos, and awarded N150, 000 damages against the police.

But the order was not only disobeyed, the police went ahead and re-arrested and arraigned him before Igbosere Magistrate Court on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence, on July 23, 2010.

Daily Sun gathered that when the Commissioner of police, Federal Criminal Investigation Bureau (FCIB), Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, saw the High Court order, he promised to comply. He, however, reneged on his earlier promise, as he re-arrested and arraigned him in the magistrate court.

The court granted him bail but with stringent conditions. The conditions are, that he should provide two sureties. One of them must be a director in the ministry, while the other must have landed property in Lagos and show evidence of tax payment for three years.

It was on the strength of this that Agbojo's lawyer, Bimpe Olatemiju, from Citi-lawyers International, Lagos State, has decided to file application for verification of the bail term at the High Court.

Agbojo was first arrested on March 24, and detained at the Zone 2 police Command, Onikan, Lagos, without charges preffered against him.

He was later transferred to Alagbon, Lagos and detained for a long period of time, without being charged to court. It was based on this that his lawyer went to court, challenging his prolonged detention without trial.

Daily Sun broke the news of Agbojo's arrest and detention, following a petition written against him by a prominent auto dealer, Chief Olakunle Bakare, the Chairman of Oluwalogbon Motors.