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Court Sentences Pastor To Life Imprisonment For Defilement

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A Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos state on Wednesday sentenced a pastor, Michael Oliseh, to life imprisonment for defiling his friend’s 12-year-old twin daughters.

Justice Abiola Soladoye, described Mr Oliseh, who’s the assistant Pastor of the Anointed Chosen Vessel Ministry in Okota, Lagos, as a “serial rapist” who took turns defiling his friend’s daughters.

She held that the prosecution had convincingly proved the charges of defilement against The convict beyond any reasonable doubt.

In her judgment, the court held that “The testimony of the defendant portrayed him as a serial rapist who took turns to defile the survivors.

“What a disloyal and untrustworthy pastor, who shamelessly and audaciously had sexual intercourse with his friend’s children who were entrusted in his care.

“His conduct is unbecoming of a pastor.

“Having been found guilty as charged with the two offences, the defendant is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.’’

She said that the sentences should run concurrently, and that his name entered in the Sex Offenders Register of the Lagos State Government.

Justice Soladoye also berated the parents of the survivors for sending the survivors to stay with the convict.

“Parents of the survivors lack discipline and ought not to have sent their children to go stay in Oliseh’s house.

“Children are not to be entrusted with randy adults. They should be kept in the hands of responsible adults who have their goodwill at heart.

“The need for responsible parenting cannot be overemphasized,” the judge said.

Five witnesses testified at the trial and five exhibits were tendered.

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According to the prosecution counsel, Olufunke Adegoke, Mr Oliseh committed the crimes sometimes in November 2017 in Ago, near the Okota suburb of Lagos.

The offences violated Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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