Cleric bags life imprisonment for defiling, impregnating sisters
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Cleric bags life imprisonment for defiling, impregnating sisters

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, on Tuesday, sentenced a 51-year-old cleric, Nduka Anyanwu, to double life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating two biological sisters.

Justice Abiola Soladoye convicted the Lagos-based pastor for impregnating a 13-year-old and a 17-year-old.

Both girls have delivered of babies.

Soladoye held that evidence of prosecution witnesses were believable and consistent.

She described the convict as morally bankrupt.

The judge said that the Police ought to have charged the parents of the victims alongside the convict.

She described the parents as irresponsible, saying that they encouraged the survivors to get defiled by the defendant.

“On several occasions, one of the survivors went back to the parents to complain about the conduct of the defendant.

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“She was beaten and sent back to the defendant’s home.

“The prosecution has proved the ingredients of the offences against the morally bankrupt defendant,” she said.

The judge held that the cleric should have his name written in the state’s Sexual Offenders Register.

According to the Lagos State Government, Anyanwu committed the offences on Aug. 3, 2020, on Arowojobe St., Oshodi.

The prosecution team –  Mr Olusola Soneye, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke and Ms Abimbola Adegoke – called five witnesses.

The witnesses are the survivors, their parents and a social worker.

The convict testified as the sole defence witness.

According to prosecution, Anyanwu defiled and impregnated the sisters on the pretext of holding prayer sessions with them.




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