A member of the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Uwasota branch in Benin, Edo state, Nosa Aigbogun has accused one Pastor Gideon Oyedepo, who he says is the younger brother of the founder and General Overseer of the Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, of slapping him.
It was reported that the Pastor Gideon Oyedepo was accused of constantly harassing and assaulting members of his branch, slapping them at will.
Aigbogun, who is recuperating at a medical facility in Benin, said he was the latest to be slapped by the Pastor.
He said since he was transferred to their branch as resident pastor, the younger Oyedepo has enthroned himself as emperor and has become a problem to members of the church.
He appealed to the founder of the church, Bishop Oyedepo, to rescue them from further beatings from his younger brother.
Recounting his alleged ordeal, Nosa said;
“I want concerned authorities to rescue us from him, we have received enough slaps. We are begging his elder brother, Bishop David Oyedepo, to save us from the overnight emperor before is too late.
“Since his arrival at our branch, he has slapped two persons and he keeps saying nobody can do him anything. He has turned the branch to something else.
“They called for unity meeting on Sunday and I was part of those that attended. All of a sudden, he just turned to me and started calling me devil, idiot.
“Before you know it, he just slapped me and he said I cannot do him anything and that he has been planing to deal with some of us in the church.
“His P.A. joined him, I wanted to retaliate, but other members pleaded and I listened. But today, on his instruction, his P.A. went and brought soldiers who they said were from Supply and Transport (S&T) Barracks.
“A friend of mine who saw them before me, alerted me and suggested that I should run. I hid myself but they searched and located me and demanded that I follow them. When I asked where they were from, they pounced on me, rough-handled me and beat the hell out of me.”