Pastor Raped Church Member During Deliverance In Edo State

A pastor identified as Samson Odey­emi, has been arraigned at an Iguobazuwa Magistrate court for raping a married woman.

Police Prosecutor, Agagi James told the court that the offence was committed on May 14, when the pastor took the victim to a river for spiritual cleansing.
The victim was said to have gone to the pastor to seek spiritual healing follow­ing spiritual attacks she was having.
Pastor Odeyemi allegedly asked the victim to pull her clothes but she refused, fol­lowing which he forcefully raped her.
It was learnt that the inci­dent became public knowl­edge when the victim’s chil­dren started falling ill and the husband was told to ask his wife what she did.
She was said to have con­fessed and Pastor Odeyemi was arrested.
He however pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.
Meanwhile, the trial Mag­istrate, I. U Iyioha, has grant­ed the accused bail and ad­journed the case till July 10.

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