Home >> Entertainment >> Remember The Nigerian Man Who Was Arrested By UK Police For Preaching On The Streets? (See What Happened To Him Afterwards)

Remember The Nigerian Man Who Was Arrested By UK Police For Preaching On The Streets? (See What Happened To Him Afterwards)

Remember the Christian street preacher who had his Bible wrested from him as he was handcuffed and taken away by police a few weeks back?

He has now been awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest.

Oluwole Ilesanmi, 64, has welcomed the payout by the Metropolitan Police as a victory for freedom of speech after he was wrongly accused of Islamophobia.

The former dentist was preaching outside Southgate Tube station in North London in February when he was approached by two officers. A passer-by had earlier called police and accused Mr. Ilesanmi of hate speech.

He admitted to having described Islam as an ‘aberration’ but insists he was simply expressing his point of view as a Christian rather than denigrating Muslims. One of the police officers claimed Mr. Ilesanmi was disturbing the peace, saying: ‘No one wants to hear that. They want you to go away.’

He was handcuffed before the officer gave a thumbs-up to the camera. Mr. Ilesanmi was then bundled into a police car and driven several miles away. There the grandfather was ‘de-arrested’ and let out of the car.

Scotland Yard has now agreed to pay Mr. Ilesanmi £2,500 for wrongful arrest and his humiliating and distressing treatment. Mr. Ilesanmi told UK’s The Mail on Sunday:

‘I believe God loves everyone, including Muslims, but I have the right to say I that I don’t agree with Islam we are living in a Christian country, after all. I was upset when they took away my Bible. They just threw it in the police car. They would never have done that if it had been the Koran. Whatever happened to freedom of speech?’

ALSO READ  Men’s Beards Carry More Harmful Germs Than Dog’ – Doctor

Check Also

Buhari Loves Imo – APC Governorship Candidate Uzodinma Reveals

Imo State governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has said President …

SO SAD! 2 Persons Dead, Many Injured In Road Crash

Road Accident Scene Two people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured in a ghastly …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1
Hello !!!
Contact us on Whatsapp
Powered by