Monday, September 2, 2013

Pastor rapes woman in church during ‘spiritual bath’

A 46-year-old Pastor, Olamide Sobowale, of Glory Church of Christ
Aladura, Oke-Itoku, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been ordered to be
remanded in prison for allegedly raping a woman while bathing in his
church backyard.
Pastor Sobowale, who was arraigned before a MagistrateCourt sitting
in Isabo, Abeokuta, yesterday, was accused of raping one Dupe
Makinde, 30, who lives in Isaje, Abeokuta, while taking a spiritual
bath allegedly recommended by the pastor.
The prosecuting counsel, Paul Etusi, told the court that the accused
grabbed the complainant while she wasin a bathroom within the church
premises and raped her.
Etusi said the complainant had already put the soap onher face as she
began bathing when the pastor suddenly entered the bathroom, grabbed
and raped her with soap on her face.
According to Etusi, the accused had told Mrs. Makinde that he had a
vision about the her and asked her to come for deliverance in his
He said: "He asked the woman to come to the church to take a spiritual
bath for her deliverance, but, while the complainant was taking her
bath, the accused barged into the bathroom, grabbed the woman and
raped her.
"The accused has committed an offence contrary to section 357 and
punishable under section 358 of criminal code of law of Ogun State,
Nigeria, 2006."
Magistrate A. Araba after listening to the prosecutingcounsel, ordered
that the accused be remanded in prisontill he gets advice from the
Director of Public Prosecution and adjourned the case till September

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