Sunday, 2 December 2012
Drowned girl: Oyedepo gets 14 days to pay N2bn damages
The General Overseer of Living Faith Church, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has been handed a 14-day ultimatum to pay the sum of N2 billion damages for a three-year-old girl, Imienfan Omokaro, who drowned at the Kingdom Heritage Model School that is owned by the Church.
This was contained in a letter dated November 28, 2012 and written by counsel to the deceased father, Mr. Omokaro, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Benin City.
The letter explained that until her untimely death on November 1, 2012, Imienfan was a KG 1 pupil of the school.
She was said to have drowned in a drum of water in the school’s toilet during which teachers of the school did not immediately communicate to her parents.
The letter further pointed out that the school and the church authorities reportedly convoked a marathon prayer for the teenager for hours after the incident before taking her to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.