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Public nuisance chases worshippers from church, faces trial 

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For harassing and preventing worshippers from entering or going out of the church, a man, Paul Alaba, is facing trial at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

He also constituted himself as a nuisance and conducted himself in a manner likely to breach the peace, according to the prosecution.

Alaba disturbed and chased worshippers away with stones and wooden stick.

Facing a charge of breach of peace, the accused, a resident of Ifako area of Lagos, has denied the charge.

Alaba committed the offence on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Ifako.

The accused had earlier obstructed construction workers from doing their jobs, ASP. Rita Momoh told the court.

The offence contravened Section 168(1)(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Ruling on the bail application of the accused, Magistrate O.M. Ajayi granted him temporary freedom and granted him  N100, 000 bail with one surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Jan. 29, 2021 has been fixed for hearing of the case.

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