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Nigeria: Christian thugs lose court case

December 15, 2010

Butterflies and Wheels.

Today a Federal High Court in Calabar in Cross River State, presided over by Justice P.J. Nneke, dismissed the application by Helen Ukpabio and some members of the Liberty Gospel Church seeking to enforce their fundamental rights against Akwa Ibom state government…and others… for daring to organize a workshop which they perceived to be critical of their activities…

The court dismissed the application and awarded costs of 20,000 naira(184 dollars) against Helen and her church members.

…last year over 150 thugs from Helen Ukpabio’s Liberty Gospel Church invaded the venue of a workshop on Witchcraft and Child Rights in Calabar. They attacked and beat up the organizers of the program. The police intervened and arrested some of them; in their statement they said they were sent by Helen Ukpabio to disrupt the event.

“This is a landmark judgment and a victory of the rule of law over the law of the jungle…”

Amen to that.

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