Pastor Bags Life Imprisonment for Defiling Minor in Ekiti

Pastor Bags Life Imprisonment for Defiling Minor in Ekiti

  • The court has delivered its judgement in a case involving a pastor in Ekiti state, who did the unthinkable to a young girl
  • The man of God reportedly had forceful intercourse with the minor, who was said to be a regular visitor of the mission house
  • The learned director of public prosecutions, Julius Ajibare, who prosecuted the case for Ekiti state, called four witnesses and tendered two exhibits to float his case journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Ekiti state, Ado Ekiti - On Thursday, June 13, an Ekiti state high court sitting in Ado Ekiti sentenced the cleric of a church at Omuo Ekiti in the Ekiti East local government area of Ekiti state, Pastor Enoch, to life imprisonment for raping a minor.

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Man gets life jail in Ekiti
Man jailed for life by Ekiti court over rape case. Photo credit: Ekiti State High Court
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The victim, said to be the daughter of one of the church members, was raped by the pastor during one of her visits to the cleric’s residence.

As reported by The Punch, the young girl often visited the mission house to help the pastor’s wife with chores and support the young children in their school assignments.

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Ekiti court's judgement against pastor

Gbinyiam had a one-count charge levelled against him, Vanguard reported.

The Ekiti state director of public prosecutions (DPP), Julius Ajibade, said:

“It was during one of the minor’s visits to the mission house that the defendant (pastor) sedated her with a bottle of Fanta.
“The girl slept off after taking the drink only to wake up and find out that she was bleeding profusely from her private part.

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“The defendant was arrested and charged to court. He was charged with the offence of Rape contrary to Section 2 of the Gender–Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019.”

Father bags life imprisonment for sexually assaulting 3 daughters

In another development, reported that a married man, Ademola Oladimeji, has been sentenced to four life imprisonment for sexually assaulting his three children.

Justice Abiola Soladoye of the Ikeja sexual offences and domestic violence court gave the judgement on Monday, January 22.

It was gathered that the three children were aged five, seven and nine.

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