Lagos - A 40-year-old Pastor, Abraham
Akpan, was arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates' Court on Friday over the
defilement of a teenager.
Akpan of No. 39, Hassan Ogunmola St., Ijaiye, a suburb of
Lagos, is facing a three-count charge bordering on rape.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that
Akpan committed the offence between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29 at the his residence.
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He told the court that the parents of the 16-year-old girl
took her to the church for deliverance where Akpan allegedly defiled her.
"At the deliverance session, when nobody was there, the
pastor raped the girl severally,” he said.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 135,
137 and 141 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Akpan, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, adjourned the case
to Sept. 21 for ruling on the bail application for Akpan.