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Pastor Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Impregnating 14 Year Old Orphan




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An Assemblies of God Church pastor has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted of raping and impregnating a 14-year-old orphan in Rivers State.

The clergy, identified as Justice Aniele was handed his sentence in Rivers State High Court in Portharcourt.

Police revealed that the pastor consistently raped the 14-year-old orphan who was left under his care at Amaji Community in Omuma local government area of Rivers State.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Augusta Kingsley-Chuku, found the accused guilty of the crime and consequently condemned the clergyman’s action towards the minor left under his care.

Kingsly-Chuku noted that the victim must have been emotionally traumatized as the pregnancy led to the birth of a baby boy that later died while stressing that Aniele showed no remorse for his actions by allowing the teenager to keep the pregnancy.

She said his action was punishable under section 32, Sub section 2 of Rivers State Child Rights Law of 2009.

State Prosecution Counsel, Lilian Franklin also expressed her gratitude as the victim had finally gotten justice for the inhumane treatment of her perpetrator.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man has been taken into custody by the Enugu police for allegedly murdering his son and using him for rituals.

The man, identified as Chidi Onyishi of Taylor Avenue, Coal Camp, Enugu allegedly killed his seven-year-old son, Chimdalu Chidi, and reported him missing to the police on 22/10/2021.

After series of investigations were conducted by the police, the assailant later confessed to murdering his son, revealing that a 95 years old blind pastor by the name Okeke Eneokwor had helped in committing the crime.

Onyishi later led the police and a medical team to a stream in Abakpa-Nike, Enugu where he buried his son on October 20, 2021. after murdering him.

The spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, corroborated the incident and revealed that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the Enugu state CID to conduct a thorough investigation that will lead to the prosecution of all those involved in the dire incident. Read More.