‘Pastor’ Oliseh Bags Life Imprisonment For Defiling Friend’s Twin Daughters
In what has been described as a penalty for betrayal of trust, one Pastor Michael Oliseh in Lagos State has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually defiling his friend’s two daughters.
The accused is said to have committed the crime sometime in 2017 and has since been remanded in the Kirikiri prison.
After many months of trial, the Ikeja Domestic Violence and S3xual Offences Court on Wednesday found the cleric guilty of charges against him and handed him life imprisonment.
The abused children, Naija News learnt are twin sisters in their 12th year of birth.
Ruling on the case today, the court judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye, described Oliseh, the assistant Pastor of the Anointed Chosen Vessel Ministry in Okota, Lagos, as a “serial rapist” who took turns defiling his friend’s daughters.
The judge stated categorically that the prosecution had convincingly proved the charges of defilement against Oliseh beyond any reasonable doubt.
The judge sentenced Oliseh to life imprisonment on the two-count charge bordering on defilement.
She said, “The testimony of the defence 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.’’
From the judgement, Oliseh will run the sentences concurrently just as his name has been immediately entered in the S3x Offenders Register of the Lagos State Government, Naija News understands.
Soladoye also berated the parents of the victims for lack of discipline by sending the the girls 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 rowdy 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.
To convince the court further, at least five witnesses testified at the trial and five exhibits were tendered, Naija News understands.
According to the prosecution counsel, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, Oliseh committed the crimes sometime in November 2017 in Ago, near Okota, a suburb of Lagos.
Adegoke said that the defendant defiled the survivors after their father had entrusted them in his care and travelled to the village for burial.
She said that Oliseh then threatened the survivors that their father would become jobless if they told anyone about the sexual encounter.
The culprit according to reports, was nabbed in the act by one of the neighbours after he had chased one of the survivors in the compound and dragged her with her pant.
The prosecution maintained that Oliseh’s offences violated Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.