ADVERTISEMENT

Winners Chapel pastor who raped minor in his church gets life imprisonment

According to him, the victim usually visited the vicarage to assist the pastor’s wife with house chores, and teach and help his young children with their school assignments.

Winners Chapel pastor who raped minor in his church gets life imprisonment/Illustration

Gbinyiam had a one-count charge levelled against him.

The State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Julius Ajiba, told the court that the defendant raped the daughter of a member of the church during her visit to the vicarage.

Ajiba described the victim as a regular visitor to the mission house.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to him, the victim usually visited the vicarage to assist the pastor’s wife with house chores, and teach and help his young children with their school assignments.

“It was during one of her visits to the mission house that the defendant sedated a bottle of Fanta and offered her to drink.

“The minor took the Fanta and slept off only to wake up and found out that she was bleeding profusely from her vagina."

He said that the defendant was subsequently arrested and charged to Court.

He said that the offence contravened Section 2 of the Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019.

ADVERTISEMENT

The DPP called four witnesses and tendered two Exhibits to prove his case.

The defendant, who spoke through his counsel, Adeyinka Opaleke, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

He called one witness and tendered evidence in defence of himself.

The Presiding Judge, Hon. Justice O.I.O Ogunyemi, ruled that the prosecution proved his case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Ogunyemi, therefore, convicted the defendant and sentenced him to life imprisonment in a Correctional Centre.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Okonjo-Iweala seeks 2nd term as WTO boss, 58 countries endorse preferred candidate

Okonjo-Iweala seeks 2nd term as WTO boss, 58 countries endorse preferred candidate

Reps committee lauded for thorough scrutiny of ₦6.2trn supplementary budget

Reps committee lauded for thorough scrutiny of ₦6.2trn supplementary budget

Dangote vs FG: Peter Obi takes side in mega dispute

Dangote vs FG: Peter Obi takes side in mega dispute

'Protest is not the solution,' Governor tells Nigerians to turn to God

'Protest is not the solution,' Governor tells Nigerians to turn to God

Female officer makes history for Nigerian military

Female officer makes history for Nigerian military

FG will use ₦6.2trn supplementary budgetary to cover new minimum wage, projects

FG will use ₦6.2trn supplementary budgetary to cover new minimum wage, projects

Dangote saga: 'Don't chase businessmen away' - Momodu tells Tinubu

Dangote saga: 'Don't chase businessmen away' - Momodu tells Tinubu

Appeal Court affirms Ighodalo as PDP candidate

Appeal Court affirms Ighodalo as PDP candidate

Bayo Onanuga accuses Peter Obi of inciting ‘his mob’ to destabilise Nigeria

Bayo Onanuga accuses Peter Obi of inciting ‘his mob’ to destabilise Nigeria

Pulse Sports

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT