The Chief Legal Adviser of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Barr Davidson Adejuwon, has said the church will no longer tolerate individuals or groups trying to tarnish its imagThe legal practitioner issued a statement on Wednesday in reaction to the judgement of a United States court in Baltimore County.
The court, presided by Judge Theresa Adams, fined a Nigerian blogger, Funke Asekun, $50,000 damages for defaming the General Overseer of MFM, Dr Daniel Olukoya.
Adejuwon noted that the judgement was another confirmation of the word of God that says, “He (Jesus Christ) has built His church, and no gate of hell shall prevail over it”.
The senior church official implored the public and the media to ensure due diligence at all times to avoid any form of falsehood and misinformation.
“MFM not just any church, but an Apostolic Revival church of Christ with a great end-time mandate divinely committed into the hand of a prepared prophet and servant of God, Dr D. K. Olukoya.
“There is certainly no way you deliberately and devilishly collide with such and not be grounded. We will not fold our hands anymore on unacceptable trends in our society.
“I use this opportunity to implore the public and our media men and women to always do proper checks before publishing their stories,” the statement added.
Three US-based MFM pastors filed a lawsuit against Asekun, who recently relocated to America, after she made defamatory comments against Olukoya in a YouTube video in November 2023.
The court delivered its judgement in the matter with Case Number: C-03-CV-22-004424 and returned a unified verdict in favour of the pastors – Grace Ugeh, Kunle Ladipo and Adekunle Adekola.