The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ijapo Estate, Akure, Ondo State, has insisted Justice Folayemi Omoleye of the Court of Appeal assaulted its pastors.
Justice Folayemi Omoleye, whose home is near the church, reportedly forced her way into its premises during a mid-week service last week and assaulted the pastors on the grounds that the noise from the church was disturbing her.
A statement by the church’s head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, RCCG said the statement issued by the person who claimed to be the personal assistant to the judge about the incident was not true.
Olubiyi said the church had received a petition from the judge over noise and disturbance from the church and the petition was being addressed.
The statement read, “It is unfortunate to read a statement by one Julius Olasusi, who claimed to be the personal assistant to Justice Omoleye in which he described the widely reported assault as fake news. The said release is not only untrue, it was also unnecessary.
“The regrettable events of June 5, 2019 cannot be swept away in such a cavalier manner.
“The RCCG (Glory Tabernacle) has been on the location for about 30 years and it is a fully air-conditioned church without any external loud speaker, so complaint of noise does not arise and can be verified by anyone who desires to visit and worship with us there.
“Before the incident, the judge had sent a petition in which she complained of noise and disturbance, an issue the church was already addressing. The pastor in charge had already scheduled a meeting with her prior to the incident.”