A 39-year-old petty trader, Moji Aderibigbe, has been charged with insult to a religion and disorderly conduct for stripping naked and urinating on a church altar. She has appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos.
According to the police prosecutor, Sergeant Modupe Olaluwoye, the defendant committed the offence at 8pm on May 13, at Number 49, Onabola Street Ladi-lak area of Bariga, Lagos,
Olaluwoye told the court that Francis Osibowale, the Pastor of the Firebrand Power Ministry, caught the defendant’s 15-year-old son vandalising church property.
She said: “My Lord, when Aderibigbe was told that the pastor had taken her son to the station, she took off her clothes inside the church building, climbed the altar and began to urinate.”
The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 124 and 168 (a) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
After the charge was read to her, she pleaded not guilty.
Insult to religion carries two years jail term while disorderly conduct stipulates three months upon conviction, both with options of fine.
The chief magistrate, Oluwatoyin Oghere, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.