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Court Freezes Pastor Ezekiel’s Bank Accounts

Court Freezes Pastor Ezekiel’s Bank Accounts

 

Court Freezes Pastor Ezekiel’s Bank Accounts. A case in which persecuted pastor Ezekiel Odero is requesting an injunction to prevent the government from freezing 15 of his bank accounts  has been classified as urgent by the High Court of Mombasa.

 

Lady Justice Olga Sewe ordered Odero to serve the petition’s respondents with papers and appear at an inter partes hearing the following week.

Justice Sewe stated in court, “I am satisfied that the said application is indeed urgent having read and reviewed the Notice of Motion dated 3rd May 2023 combined with the averments set forth in its Supporting Affidavit, sworn on 3rd May 2023 by Ev. Ezekiel Ombok Odero.

The application is hereby certified as urgent, and it must be served right away to the respondents in preparation for the inter partes hearing scheduled for May 8, 2023.

 

In his appeal, Odero claimed that the State was violating his and his congregation’s right to free exercise of religion by freezing their bank accounts. He also claimed that the State was trying to thwart his ministry in an unusual way by threatening to freeze the financial accounts of his church.

Court Freezes Pastor Ezekiel’s Bank Accounts

Court documents stated that “the church’s operations, including ongoing construction and development projects within the church premises, will stand paralyzed.”

Court documents stated that “the church’s operations, including ongoing construction and development projects within the church premises, will stand paralyzed.”

In addition, he requested that the court reverse a previous decision that had shut down the pastor’s TV station, World Evangelism Television.

Angry members of his congregation cheered when embattled pastor Ezekiel Odero of New Life Centre and Church triumphantly entered the Mavueni facility yesterday.

 

After more than a week in police arrest after being suspected of being involved in the killings of Shakahola residents, he presided over his first Sunday service after being freed. In court, he refuted the charges.

 

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