Sunday, 19 May 2019

Woman allegedly strips down naked in church, urinates on altar

A woman allegedly strips naked in a church after which she poured urine on the church altar in Lagos.

A 39-year-old petty trader, Moji Aderibigbe, appeared in a Yaba Chief magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday after being accused of stripping naked and pouring urine on the church altar.

Aderibigbe, who resides in Pedro Area of Lagos is charged with insult to a religion and disorderly conduct.

The Police prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 8 p.m. on May 13, at No. 49, Onabola St., Ladi-lak area of Bariga, Lagos.

Olaluwoye told the court that Mr Francis Osibowale, the pastor of the Firebrand Power Ministry, caught the defendant’s 15-year-old son vandalising church property.

“My Lord, when Aderibigbe was told that the pastor had taken her son to the station, she took off her clothes inside the church building.

The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 124 and 168 (a) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

Aderibigbe pleaded not guilty to the charges read to her. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghere, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned until May 22 for mention.

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