|Publisher ‘Our daily Manner’
Bishop (Dr.) Chris Kawkpovwe
A Lagos State High Court has ordered the writer/publisher of Our Daily Manna, Rev Chris Kwakpovwe and the Registered Trustees of the Chapel of Liberty to pay a lawyer, Tamara Egbedi, the sum of N9, 454,000, for negligence.
Egbedi had gone to court to complain about the broken teeth injuries she sustained when she attended a crusade organized by the clergy.
Delivering judgement in suit no. LD/359/2011, Justice SBA Candide Johnson said that from the evidence adduced by the parties, it was clear that Ms. Tamara suffered injuries at the venue while attending the crusade.
It is difficult not to observe that for the Defendants who put themselves forward as spiritual shepherds of their sheep that they appear to have demonstrated scant care and concern for victims of their January 2010 spiritual crusade and have likewise by the letter of their lawyers (Exhibit F) dared this Claimant to go to Court, the Defendants appear to have elected carnal warfare over spiritual warfare, thus leaving it to the Courts of Law to intervene,” he said.
Continuing, the judge said: “It is virtually ridiculous for Rev. Dr. Chris E. Kwakpovwe as the presiding Pastor, and a registered Trustee of Manna Miracle Mountain Ministry and the Publisher/Writer of “Our Daily Manna” (ODM) to invite the general public and the claimant to a programme which they expected to and which they expected to and which they recorded a huge attendance” and then without remorse or conscience argued that they only rented a place at National Staduim so he and his ministry owe no duty of care or concern for the welfare and safety of guest they had invited to their own spiritual “party”