The arraignment of the founder of God is Able Mega Fire Ministry, Opolo community, Bayelsa State, Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho was yesterday turned into theater of violence by members of his church who descended on journalists for covering his trial.
Abiekunogho was arraigned by the Bayelsa State Police Command for allegedly fraudulently obtaining an SUV and N20,000 from a church member, Sayou, in exchange for spiritual breakthroughs.
The arraignment, which took place at Magistrate Court 3, turned violent when the accused pastor was being led out after the proceeding.
The pastor, who directed his members to cover him up from the prying lens of cameras when coming out of the court room into his car, got infuriated when he realised that journalists still managed to get shots of him. .
Some loyal members of the church, who noticed that their pastor was no longer comfortable with the manner journalists managed to get a shot of him, descended on journalists.
A reporter with Silverbird Television received hot slaps, while the camera battery of a TV Continental reporter was damaged.
While the drama was going on, the pastor was whisked away in a car. It took the intervention of some policemen to finally bring the situation under control. The case was adjourned till March 24, for further hearing.
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