London, England, Jul 29, 2019 / 16:01 pm
A Christian pastor has been compensated for a wrongful arrest after London police detained the man while preaching on the street earlier this year.
Oluwole Ilesanmi, 64, has been awarded over $3,000 (£2,500) by Scotland Yard for humiliating treatment, according to the Daily Mail.
Ilesanmi moved to London in 2010 as a protestant missionary from Nigeria. He had been preaching in February at a train station in North London where he had been accused of "Islamophobia."
Two police officers approached the Ilesanmi and asked him to stop preaching. When he refused, they confiscated the preacher's Bible, handcuffed him, and dropped him off four miles away. He had to borrow money from a stranger to return home.