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Church Pianist Threatens Chris Okotie, Disrupts Service

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Church Pianist Threatens Chris Okotie, Disrupts Service

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July 19, 2012 – Pianist Threatens Cris Okotie, Disrupts Church Service

For allegedly threatening Pastor Chris Okotie and disrupting service at the Household of God, Lagos, an ex-pianist with the church, Okiotor Dafiagbor, was yesterday docked at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The 40-year old defendant is facing a three-count charge of breach of public peace, assault and threats.

Dafiagbor, who gave his address as 6, Rudolf Close, Maitama, Abuja, however, pleaded not guilty.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Samson Ekikere, the defendant had on July 15 at 10 a.m. stormed the church located at Oregun and prevented the officiating ministers from holding a Sunday service.

“He threatened the ministers in front of the congregation and disrupted the church service.

“Dafiagbor claimed that the church was owing him for the service he rendered as the pianist between 1995 and 2009,” he told the court.

He said the accused also threatened and insulted the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Chris Okotie, over the alleged unpaid allowances.

Ekikere said that the pianist claimed that he was supposed to be paid N20, 000 per fellowship, but did not provide further details.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 166 (1), (d), 125 and 126 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to October 23 for further hearing.



  1. Samolala

    July 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    God wi hve mercy on us, bcos dere is no fear of God in us. I wonda how can some1 disturb d service of God.

  2. Ben

    July 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Bad example.divorce ur wife n then blinded congregation still folow

  3. Angela Ijeoma

    July 20, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Is ds man OKOTIE nt getn tired of al ds bad name..okotie dis! okotie dat!..d man disruptd d service bkos he kant bear it any longa!let justice tak its ful cause,and judge wisely! Okotie is nt abov d LAW,dat guy is innocent oo! he shuld pay d guy.. joor!

  4. isioma

    July 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    ehmmmmmmmmm! God deliver us ooo

  5. Imoh nnenna

    July 21, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Rev Chris with due respect,should abandon all this showmanship and sort himself with God.seeing him at Connie madubukos service of songs ystaday displaying those entertaiment game,my heart was grieved for the church that Christ died for.

  6. okey

    August 5, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    christians should learn how not to be judgemental. the pianist has no right to disrupt church service or public peace. okotie is a respectable man of God and will remain so.If you claim somebody is owing you, there are laid down procedure of debt collection as long as you have your evidence of such debt.

  7. anonimous

    November 29, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Why is it that a lot of pastors they don’t want 2 pay there keyboardist, but they want good music in the church, is this same pastor that will buy jet and pple r hungry in the church, a lot of pple come 2 church for help, but is still in this same church u will see some pastors buying expensive cars with excurts all over. May God forgive us ooo. If it is true that pastor chris is owing d guy, he should pay him.

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