Adoration Ministry Pastor Gets Life Imprisonment For Raping Teenager

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sentenced a pastor of Adoration Ministry, Stephen Kalu, to life imprisonment for raping a 17-year-old lady.

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Abuja High Court, Nyanya, delivered the judgment on Wednesday.

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The 29-year-old cleric was arraigned in October 2019 by the police on a two-count cost of rape.

The convict had sexual activity with the lady on October 28, 2018 at his residence in Karshi, with out her consent.

The offence was opposite to part 31 (1) of the Child’s Right Act and punishable beneath 31 (2) of the identical Act.

Justice Kekemeke decided that the prosecutor, Donatus Abah established his case past affordable doubt.

He stated the defendant admitted sleeping with the lady quite a few occasions, leading to a being pregnant and the beginning of a child lady.

The decide famous that although the defendant promised to marry the sufferer, the offence had been dedicated and the legislation should take its course.

Kekemeke dominated that depend two was not related and convicted the defendant on depend one, which contravened part 31 (1) of the Child’s Right Act.

He stated the society, particularly the division of the court docket, has seen a number of circumstances of rape.

Kekemeke added that as a result of pathetic state of affairs, the system should be expunged of rapists and youngsters protected.

“The law is already there. The same defendant committed a similar offence of rape while on bail. He is a danger to our children, The defendant is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment”, he dominated

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Adoration Ministry Pastor Gets Life Imprisonment For Raping Teenager

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