Popular Comedians Arrested for Making Satire Video Criticizing Members of Lord's Chosen Church...See Details
Posted by Odinaka on Wed 11th Jan, 2017 - tori.ng
Members of a Nigerian comedy crew have been arrested by the Police in Lagos over a satire video where they criticized members of the Lords Chosen Church in Lagos.
The operatives of the Nigerian Police in Lagos have on Tuesday, arrested members of a comedy crew named 'Naijas Craziest' because of a satire video they produced where they criticized members of the Lords Chosen Charistmatic Revival Church located at Ijesha in Lagos.
According to LIB who exclusively reported the story, the comedians were seen in the video clip criticizing the Church members for rolling in the mud on a public road, with a supposed 'Spiritual Bullet Proof' apron allegedly sold to them for N1,000 per piece.
The daring comedians also took a swipe at the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Lazarus Muoka, saying he is selling the apron to his 200,000 members all over Nigeria and sending them out, while he's "chilling in his air-conditioned office."
The video which was uploaded on youtube on December 5th, 2016, has gained over 20,000 views, and have also gained the attention of the Church authorities, who filed a report with the police.
"The state CID Panti arrested the crew on Tuesday 10 of January, 2017. This was as a result of a report filed by Lord's Chosen Church over a comedy satire video (which has a DISCLAIMER at the beginning), criticizing its members. John Joshua aka MC Toothpick was arrested on the set of African Magic TV series, Hustle. He was lied to about a meetup for a TV show and Police men wearing plain clothes picked him up on arrival.
"They told him that the deputy commissioner of police wanted to have a chat with him. When he got to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, they played the video in question for him, and said it was a crime, that he and his crew broke the law. (The law broken was however not mentioned). John Joshua was reportedly ordered to write a statement under duress and informed that he won't be released until he provided details of the whereabouts of the other comedians in the video. He was also not allowed to call for help but only pick incoming calls.
"With no other option available, he called his colleagues, Mayor Okiemute Uguseba aka Laff Mayor, Kingsley Chibisi aka MC tutalk and Kelvin aka De Governor. He lied to them that he had a show in Yaba and needed to meet a client. While Laff Mayor could not make it, Kingsley and Kelvin went, where arrested and their phones seized. They were released after paying a total of 8,000 naira and told to report to the station today, Wednesday 11th of January 2017," a source disclosed to LIB.