|Update on the court situation with Pastor Sunday|
The court proceedings have been going on steadily since September 2011 and finally they have started reading the charges.
It has also now become clear why Pastor Sunday Adelaja is being charged with criminal offense - the prosecutors are basing their arguments on three points:
So it is on the basis of these arguments that they are accusing Pastor Sunday of fraud and of heading a criminal organization which carry 12 years imprisonment.
Bear in mind, that the prosecutors do not have any documents, written or unwritten, that connect Pastor Sunday with this company. Everything is just gainsaying and presumptions. Pastor Sunday never instructed anybody to take their money to this company, and we know our church is not a cult. Pastor Sunday is not equal to God or the Bible and everybody makes their own decision. Additionally, Pastor Sunday`s name or signature is not on any of the company`s documents. As a matter of fact, Pastor Sunday does not even know the address of this company and has never been there.
At this stage, the Pastors defense team is yet to speak, but as things are in Ukraine coming from communism, there is nothing like the rule of law or the separation of power. The judge only does what the government tells him to do. As evident in the case of the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko now in prison, the case of the former Minister of Internal Affairs, Yuriy Lutsenkno, now in prison as well as the former President Leonid Kuchma who is currently under investigation.
Moreover, Ukraine does not have the practice of jurors. It is only the judge that takes all the decisions and all judges are under the supervision of the governments General Prosecution’s department. So it is always difficult for any judge to try to go against his superiors.
So as the case is now, it is very clear that this government just wants to curtail the powerful and influential forces in the country and put them under check. As a matter of fact the democratically elected Mayor of Kiev and member of our church had to leave the country. This is because according to him Pastor Sunday is being prosecuted mainly because of Pastor Sunday`s connection with the Mayor and his political influence in Ukraine.
But Pastor Sunday refuses to leave Ukraine because he is believing God for His intervention. Pastor Sunday wishes to remain in the country to clear his name of all kinds of corruption, allegations and accusations.
So we ask all our friends and well wishers to hold us up in prayers and try to give us all the support possible.
Thank you and God bless!
Yours in Him,