Wednesday, July 14, has sentenced a Pastor identified as Stephen Kalu to life imprisonment for forcefully having sexual intercourse with a 17 years old girl and impregnating her.
The accused who is the head Pastor of Adoration Ministry in Karshi, Abuja, was first arraigned in October 2019 by the FCT Police on a 2 count charge of rape. It was said that he raped the teenager on October 28, 2018 at his residence in Karshi, Abuja.
According to Justice Peter Kekemeke, the Judge that presided over the matter, the Police prosecutor, Donatus Abah proved his case beyond reasonable doubt that the accused raped and impregnated the young girl.
Donatus told the Court that the suspect confessed to the crime, he stated that the Pastor had sex with her numerous times, and in the course, impregnated her.
The offence was contrary to section 31 (1) of the Child’s Right Act and punishable under 31 (2) of the same Act, ” Donatus added.
The Judge giving his judgement, ruled that count two was not relevant and convicted the defendant on count one, which contravened section 31 (1) of the Child’s Right Act.
Justice Kekemeke said that the society must be expunged of rapists and that kids who have been violated must be protected at all cost. He then sentenced the accused to life imprisonment.