In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, August, 2020

Kaduna Authorities Drags Anglican Bishop To Court docket…You Will not Imagine Why

Kaduna Government Drags Anglican Bishop To Court...You Won't Believe Why

Anglican Bishop

Abiodun Ogunyemi

TheCable studies that the Kaduna state authorities has filed prison costs towards Abiodun Ogunyemi, bishop of Zaria diocese, Anglican communion, over “defamatory remarks” made towards Nasir el-Rufai, the governor.

Ogunyemi was arraigned earlier than a chief Justice of the Peace’s courtroom in Kaduna on costs bordering on prison defamation, injurious falsehood and prison intimidation.

The bishop had in a press release in November 2019, criticised the governor over the deliberate demolition of St George Cathedral in Zaria.

Ogunyemi had stated the governor was being groomed to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 however he would by no means be president.

The federal government has since rescinded on its plans to demolish the 110-year-old cathedral due to its historic worth.

After a number of interrogations from the police, Ogunyemi was arraigned with the approval of the ministry of justice.

He pleaded not responsible and was granted bail.

A member of the Kaduna Synod and a canon of the cathedral church of St Michael Kaduna stood in as surety.

Nevertheless, the director of public prosecutions who led the state authorized workforce advised the courtroom that there have been ongoing consultations which might result in a peaceable decision of the case.

John Omughele, counsel to Ogunyemi conceded to the submission of the prosecution.

The Justice of the Peace has adjourned the case to October 28, 2020, for continuation.

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