Court awards Prophet Mboro R100,000 compensation for wrongful arrest

Court awards Prophet Mboro R100,000 compensation for wrongful arrest

- Prophet Mboro sued the police in 2014 over what he claimed was his unlawful arrest in 2011

- A court has awarded him R100,000 plus interest as compensation

- The preacher said he'll use the money to benefit families affected by the recent Alexandra fire

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Prophet Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng has won the lawsuit he filed against the police in 2014 for unlawful arrest and detention.

The South Gauteng High Court ordered the police on Tuesday to pay him R100,000 plus 15.5% interest calculated from 2014, The Star reports.

As Briefly.co.za reported recently, Mboro claimed police illegally arrested him in 2011 and was thus seeking compensation.

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The Incredible Happenings Ministries leader said the incident happened at a shopping mall in Bedfordview, Gauteng. Police claimed at the time that his bodyguards were in possession of unlicensed firearms.

However, the police released the preacher along with his bodyguards after 11 hours of detention without charge. They established that the bodyguards' firearms were in fact licensed.

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Prophet Mboro claimed in his lawsuit that the incident caused him huge reputational, physical, and emotional damage.

In live videos posted on his Facebook page, the preacher said he'll use the money to benefit families affected by the recent fire in Alexandra township.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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