You don’t take chances with your valuables. This must be Leonard Dilkon’s thinking when he decided to drag Evangelist Danjuma Fwenji to court for allegedly enticing his wife.

If Fwenji is indeed guilty of this act, then he might have chosen the wrong guy to mess it.

Dilkon represented Pankshin/Kanam/Kanke constituency in the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007 and is expected to be quite influential.

The Overseer of God’s Grace Divine Mission, Jos has appeared before the Bukuru Chief Magistrate’s Court in Plateau for “criminally enticing” Joy, the wife of Mr Leonard Dilkon.

However, events have not gone down well with Honorable Dilkon and his lawyers after the hearing of the case on Wednesday.

Fwenji denied the allegation of seduction, and his lawyers argued that he deserved bail since he had not been found guilty.

Considering pastors are also usually influential, his lawyer, Mr Smart Irabor urged the court to grant the accused bail based on self-recognition

“I can also assure the court that my client will always be available for trial,” he said.

The lawmaker’s camp described the demand for bail on based on self-recognition as “an insult” to the court because the case was a direct criminal complaint and not a police prosecution.

They wanted more stringent conditions even if the bail would be granted.

The lawyer, Francis Okafor said: “This is important because the accused has been avoiding the court.

“He has always refused to appear before the court to clear himself of the allegations levelled against him.”

Okafor recalled that two bench warrants were issued on the accused but that it had always been difficult to serve him because “he moves around with armed policemen”.

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Sam Galadima, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N1.5 million and two sureties in like sum.

Galadima said that the sureties must be persons of standing and proven integrity, and must also reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

The magistrate adjourned the matter till April 27, for further hearing.