A 38-year-old pastor, Idowu Samson, was on Monday arraigned earlier than an Iseyin Chief Justice of the Peace’s Court docket for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old lady.
Shaib Shedrack, the prosecutor, informed the court docket that the defendant, who operates a church within the Iseyin metropolis, dedicated the crime on August 19.
“He inserted his finger into the non-public a part of the sufferer with the claims that he needed to solid out demons in her. He defiled and had carnal information of the younger lady earlier than individuals may discover or get to the church.
“He lied to the dad and mom of the younger lady that he would assist in washing her off the satan and demons and requested them to go residence earlier than he dedicated the offence”, NAN quoted the police officer as saying.
The offence was opposite to and punishable beneath Part 210 (A) Cap C38, Legal guidelines of the Federation 2004.
Samson pleaded not responsible to the 2 count-charge of defilement and impersonation.
Ade Bamgbose, the defence counsel, pleaded for bail for his shopper in a liberal time period.
Chief Justice of the Peace Maaruff Mudashiru ordered that the accused individual be remanded in jail custody pending the ruling on the bail utility.
The case was adjourned till October 12.