A 48-year-old pastor, Nduka Anyanwu, has pleaded guilty to defiling and impregnating two teenage sisters, before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Anyanwu, who is facing a two-count charge of defilement, pleaded guilty to both charges on Wednesday when he was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Mrs A. Adedayo.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Roman Unuigbe, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in June, at Oshodi area of Lagos.
He said that the defendant, who is a Pastor, had slept with the two sisters, aged 17 and 13, respectively, (names withheld), on several occasions and impregnated them.
According to him, the defendant had allegedly defiled the sisters at the church complex, under the pretext of holding prayer sessions with them.
Unuigbe added that the offences contravene Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for the offence of defilement of a minor.
Following his guilty plea, the Chief Magistrate Mrs A. Adedayo, remanded the defendant in a custodial center and adjourned the case to Sept. 15, for facts and sentencing. (NAN)
KanyiDaily had also reported how a court sentenced a teacher, Omotayo Adanlawo, to life imprisonment for raping the 10-year-old daughter of the General Overseer of his Church in Ondo State.