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Police Arraign ‘Fake Pastor’ For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Woman

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The police on Thursday arraigned a 32-year-old fake pastor for allegedly raping a woman in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, Micheal Akpan, who resides at 17, Unity Close, Obawole, Iju, a suburb of Lagos is charged with rape.
The Prosecutor, Insp Raji Akeem told the court that the offence was committed on August 17 at the accused’s residence.
Raji said that the accused pretended to be a pastor and told the complainant, a 29-year-old, who was on her way to work, that he had powers to deliver her from satanic oppression.
He told the court that the accused told the complainant to buy seven bottles of olive oil for cleansing and also told her to meet him in his house later that day.
On getting to the house, he said, the accused shut the door at her and raped her.
Raji added that the complainant reported the case at the police station and the accused was arrested.
The offence, he said contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Jadesola Adeyemi -Ajayi, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adeyemi -Ajayi who also ordered the accused to pay additional N20,000 as part of the bail condition, adjourned the case until October 10 for mention.

(NAN)

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