Former WBA light heavyweight and Commonwealth boxing champion, Peter Oboh, has narrated his ordeal in the hands of one Kabiru Maiyegun, who took him to court for alleged assault and battery.
Maiyegun had claimed that the boxer-turned pastor last year hired seven hefty men to beat him up after refusing to publicise a false miracle he had performed in the newspapers. However, Maiyegun’s claim backfired when the police investigated and discovered that the medical report he presented before the court was forged.
According to Pastor Peter Oboh, he is right now battling to save his hard earned reputation from being soiled. In his words: “When I returned to the country last year from London, I met one Kabiru Maiyegun who claimed that he could do everything, including being my publicist. But with time, I discovered that he was a very cunning man.
“Trouble started last year after I paid the guy to do a printing job for me before I travelled abroad. When I returned to the country, I discovered that he never did the job, and since then, I decided not to trust him again. The decision did not go down well with him. As a result, when I wanted to print banners for my crusade programme, I asked him to get me a printer, which got him angry. Before I knew what was happening, he approached the receptionist at our guesthouse and collected some money from him on the pretext that I sent him.
“When I confronted him, he threatened to fight me. Later, he left and after six months of the incident, he resurfaced with some policemen to arrest me. When we got to the police station, he told the police that I sent seven hefty men to beat him up because he refused to help me publicise a false miracle I did in the national dailies, and that I threatened to kill him if he didn’t carry out the assignment.
“In fact, he backed his claims with pictures where he had blood stains all over his face. But he had no proof as the medical report he said to have brought from LUTH was forged. Apart from this, he had no witnesses to stand for him. The police, however, dismissed the case. But he would not give up as he dragged me to court, suing for assault alongside the Nigerian police. Unfortunately, while in the court, the case turned against him as the trial judge remanded him in prison. Now he’s on bail as the case has been adjourned till January 21, 2018. As a man of God, I’ve forgiven him but I want justice to prevail to serve as a deterrent to others.”