Pastor And Wife In Court For Burying Pig Alive In Church Premises

A 33-year-old pastor’s wife, Blessing Okechukwu, has appeared before an
Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly burying a live pig in
her husband’s church compound, on Tuesday.

The Prosecution
Counsel, Insp. S.I. Bassey told the court that the defendant committed
the offence around 1.40 a.m. on September 3, at the National bank
estate, Satelite Town, Lagos.

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He alleged that the defendant, and
her husband, who was the senior pastor of License of Healing Deliverance
Mission, were caught burying a live pig in the church compound.

Mr
Bassey told the court that he had witnesses who saw the defendant in
the act and picture evidence of the pig when the police dug it up.
The
offence, he said, contravened the revised provisions of sections 411,
168 (d) and 394 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

DAILY
NIGERIAN reports that Sections 168 and 394 both stipulates a
three-month jail term each for the offence of breach of peace and animal
cruelty respectively, while 411 carries two-years for conspiracy.

The Magistrate, Ramot Ayilara, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

She
ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and
be gainfully employed, with address verified by the court.
Mrs Ayilara adjourned the case until September 19 for mention.

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