Drama as Church members beat up journalists for covering their pastor’s trial in court

The general overseer of God is Able Mega Fire Ministry in Opolo, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho,, has caused his members to attack journalists who covered his trial in court.

Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho, was on trial at Magistrate’s Court 3, Yenagoa, for allegedly obtaining a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) from his member, Seiyefa Sayou, by trick. He is also being accused of collecting N20,000 from Sayou in exchange for spiritual breakthroughs.

Magistrate, Mrs. Eke Spiff, during the trial reportedly ordered all journalists to leave the courtroom which they did. However, they remained outside the courtroom but were later approached by a policewoman who told them the church members were about to attack them.

“I was asked to advise you all to leave the court by one of the church members or there would be bloodshed,” the policewoman reportedly said.

The journalists stood their ground and called the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for protection and the PPRO, in turn, ordered that a police van should be on standby.

After the hearing, the Apostle on his way out was photographed by the journalists, changing his countenance and prompting his members to attack the journalists. A pressman’s camera was damaged and another slapped.

The case was adjourned was however adjourned.

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