19th May, 2016
An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ibadan has remanded a 62-year-old pastor, Isaiah Akinojo, in prison custody for alleged raping his friends daughter.
The Chief Magistrate, Alhaja Modinat Akanni, remanded the accused at Agodi prison pending the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
The plea of the accused, arraigned on a one-count charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor, was not taken.
Akinojo, according to the charge, is a pastor at Light of life Ministry International Church, Egbeda, Ibadan.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Sikiru Ibrahim, said the offence was committed on May 10 at about 7 p.m. at church premises.
According to Ibrahim, “the offence took place inside the church while Akinojo sent the girl’s junior brother on errand to go and buy something.”
He said that the victim usually return to the church everyday after school before their father would take 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, for mention.