A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ibadan has remanded one Isaiah Akinojo, a 62-year-old pastor, in prison custody for allegedly raping his friends’ daughter.
Akinojo, who is a pastor at Light of life Ministry International Church, Egbeda, Ibadan, was arraigned on a one count of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.
The Chief Magistrate, Alhaja Modinat Akanni, remanded him at Agodi prison pending the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Sikiru Ibrahim, said the offence was committed on May 10 at about 7 pm at the church premises. “The offence took place inside the church while Akinojo sent the girl’s junior brother on an errand,’’ he said.
According to him, 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.