Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has been dragged to court by the residents of Ogun state community.
Adeboye alongside with 14 others is being accused of encroachment on a piece of land.
The locals claim that the land, situated in Ilara Village, Sagamu local government area of Ogun state, belongs to them.
Kayode Akinsola, their counsel, filed a suit number HOS/130/15, dated August 10 at an Ogun High Court in Sagamu.
In the suit the plaintiffs said that the land was sold to them by the Ilara Descendants family and released to about 150 buyers. They said they lived on the land for a while before the perpetrators arrived.
According to the residents it was in April 2015 they noticed intruders on their lands; and after investigation they found the trespassers to be agents of the offenders.
They said they saw some men on June 2015 on their land using excavators to pull down their buildings. The locals also revealed that the destructions were carried out on the instruction of the Redeemed Church, one of Nigeria’s largest and richest churches.
In the suit, the claimants are demanding a statement that they are the real owners of their respective land; an order of continuous injunction warning the defendants, their agents or privies from trespassing on the land; special damages of N100 million, among others.
The court has put September 3 for the hearing of the suit.
Adeboye, has recently said that he is richer than one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates.