Popular pastor, Samson Ayorinde of World Evangelism Church is currently battling the police over a mess involving a dud cheque
Ayorinde and others are asking the court to restrain the police, their agents, privies, servants from inviting, arresting, detaining, harassing and molesting or any manner infringing on their rights.
It was gathered that Ayorinde allegedly obtained a loan of N30 million from Aturamu of Adesanya and Smart Link Services sometimes in August 2016, for the expansion of his church, with the promise that the loan will be refunded within two months with interest rate of 30 percent.
Shortly after the loan was granted to Ayorinde, he traveled out of the country for medical vacation to attend to his health, only to come back to the country in July 2017.
Upon the cleric’s failure to meet up with the repayment of the loan, the interest rate was reduced to 22.5 percent as a mark of good gesture.
The Police claimed, is being investigated on a criminal complaint of issuance of dud cheques as the issued postdated cheques of 118M drawn from his personal account and that of his church which were all returned unpaid.
The trial judge, Justice A.A Adesanya has fixed June 21 for hearing the application meanwhile, the petitioners are also asking for an order stopping the police from publishing their names in any police bulletin or any medium for the purpose of declaring them wanted as well as the police to pay them the sum of N4 million, as compensation for breach of their fundamental rights