Islamic law forbids Christians to build new churches. That’s the only law that Mudasiru Owoyale doubtless respects. What Nigerian law says is of no import to him; he considers that to be manmade law, vastly inferior to the supposedly divine law, Sharia.
For allegedly demolishing a church building valued at N8.7 million, an 85-year-old Muslim cleric, Mudasiru Owoyale, was on Thursday, brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Owoyale, a resident of Aboru area of Iyana-Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, is being tried for conspiracy and damage.
According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, the accused committed the offences on Oct. 10, 2017 at Aboru. The accused and five others still at large conspired and damaged Jesus Revival Prayer Ministry Church, property of Pastor Mackey Nwabueze.
“The accused damaged the church by destroying the whole building from the roof to the foundation.
“The complainant was called by residents of the area that the accused came with five men to demolish his church….