A member of Winners Chapel in Benin, Edo state has cried out for help after receiving a dirty slap that landed him in hospital.
A member of the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel), Nosa Aigbogun has been hospitalized after being slapped by Pastor Gideon Oyedepo.
Aigbogun attends Uwasota branch of the church in Benin, Edo state.
Pastor Gideon Oyedepo is the resident pastor and younger brother of the G.O, Bishop David Oyedepo.
DailyPost reports that the Pastor Gideon Oyedepo is being 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 church founder, Bishop Oyedepo, to rescue them from further assaults metted out by his younger brother on them.
“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.
On his instruction, his P.A. went and brought soldiers who they said were from Supply and Transport (S&T) Barracks. They pounced on me, rough-handled me and beat the hell out of me,” he said.
Aigbogun, who said he had reported the case at Okhoro Police Station, said all he wants is justice.
Other members of the church told journalists that Gideon Oyedepo threatened that should his elder brother who is the founder of the church, act on complaints of members and perhaps drop him, he would go ahead to form a white garment church of his own.