The 24 years old forgery case of the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC Worldwide, recently took a new dimension in Ibadan, as the Assistant Photo Editor of Vanguard Media, Mr Dare Fasube, was manhandled by about 10 men, suspected to be pastors of Christ Apostolic Church general executive faction at the Federal High Court, Ibadan, in Oyo State.
Fasube was taking photographs of the immediate past General Secretary of the church’s Pastor Gideon Okegwemeh and Mr. Abdulhakeem Mohammed former Director of Corporate Affairs Commission, when the men accosted him and threw decorum to the wind.
The two accused persons were scheduled to be arraigned, but were only docked without the criminal charge read to them for technical reasons.
The aggrieved pastors some of who were from Lagos and visibly angry, accused Fasube of taking the photographs of men of God outside the court premises arguing that he lacks the right to do so.
The altercations invited some court officials to intervene with a plea to the pastors to allow the photographer to do his job.
Efforts by many journalists to persuade the pastors to keep peace were ignored, but they later let Fasube off the hook.
The National Director of Publicity of the church, Mr. Alawode accused Adeloye of being biased on the matter but Adeloye told him that being a member of the Cchurch could not prevent him from discharging his duty to the public in a case of about 24 years old.
Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned until December 8, this year by Justice Nathaniel Ayo- Emmanuel to allow the amended charge properly served on the two accused persons who were initially charged with Pastor Elijah Howard Oluseye, the former factional President of the church and late Johnson Olabisi who died recently.
It would be recalled that Pastor Oluseye about a couple of months ago, carried out restitution and filed an affidavit to discontinue with litigation because he did not want to compromise his eternity, adding that truly they forged the certificate of the church (in 1991) which was the bone of contention, was not an authentic one.
His affidavit prompted the desire of the state counsel to use him as a prosecution witness against the remaining accused persons.

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