A member of the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel), Uwasota branch in Benin, Edo state identified as Nosa Aigbogun has been admitted in hospital as a result of injuries sustained when Pastor Gideon Oyedepo hired suspected thugs in military uniform to beat him up.
The resident pastor who is a younger brother of the General Overseer of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has been accused of constantly harassing and assaulting members of his branch and slapping them at will.
Aigbogun, who is currently 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 a Lord 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.
“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.