Pastor docked over sexual assault, theft of N250

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LAGOS — A 28-year–old pastor, Chibuike Israel, yesterday, appeared before an Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, over alleged unlawful carnal knowledge and stealing.

The accused, who resides at the Ijegun area of Lagos, is facing three-count charge of sexual assault, stealing and obtaining by false pretences.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Femi Adeleye, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in August at  4, Ojorubutu St;, Kudeyibu, Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos.

Adeleye said the accused unlawfully had sex with his victim (name withheld), when she was nine months pregnant for another man.

He added that the accused also unlawfully obtained N250 from her under false pretence.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravene Sections 250, 263 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The counsel to the accused, Mrs Jacint  Ogbedele, pleaded with the court to grant her client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr P. E. Nwaka, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to February 10, 2014.

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