The Ondo State Police Command has begun investigation into the alleged assault on members and the pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God by one Justice Folayemi Omoleyea, judge of the Court of Appeal.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident which happened in Akure on Wednesday, said the command had also interrogated the judge over the incident.
“We can confirm the incident; the DPO led a team to the scene and we have interrogated the judge. We have also commenced investigation into the matter,” he stated.
The Judge was said to have gone to the church on Wednesday and disrupted the service by recording the church’s ongoing service with her mobile phone.
Members who saw her challenged her, but she allegedly assaulted her challengers, including the pastors of the church.
It was gathered that she slapped a female worshipper and some pastors, who tried to stop her from further recording the church’s activities.
Before the incident, the judge had complained of disturbances caused by the noise coming from the place of worship, as her house is beside the church.
She decided to take laws into her hands when she realized there had been no positive response to her complaints by the RCCG.
A member of the church said, “It was like a drama on Wednesday when the judge publicly assaulted members and pastors of the RCCG, injuring an aged woman in the process.
“She (Omoyele) came into the church and disrupted the ongoing divine encounter service by mischievously recording our programme with her phone.
“When she was asked to stop the act, out of anger, she slapped a 68-year-old woman and one of the pastors, who tried to advise her not to disrupt the church service.”
The church has since directed its lawyer to write a petition against the judge for her actions.