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Pastor who allegedly raped friend’s daughter, remanded in prison



A Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered the remand of a 62-year-old pastor, Isaiah Akinojo, in prison custody for allegedly raping his friend’s daughter.

Presiding Magistrate, Modinat Akanni, remanded the accused in custody at Agodi prison pending the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

The plea of the accused was not taking, arraigned on a one count of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor, was not taken.

Akinojo, according to the charge, is a pastor at Light of Life Ministry International Church, Egbeda, Ibadan.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Sikiru Ibrahim, said the offence was committed on May 10 at about 7 pm at the church premises.

Ibrahim said, “The offence took place inside the church while Akinojo sent the girl’s junior brother on an errand.’’

He said that the victim usually returned to the church everyday after school before their father would pick them home in the evening.

Ibrahim said the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The case was adjourned till July 15, for mention.