An Abeokuta Chief Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a pastor in prison custody for allegedly impregnating a teenager.
A 48-year-old pastor identified as Micheal Adeniran, has been ordered to be remanded in prison custody by an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting on Wednesday for allegedly impregnating a 17-year-old girl.
According to a report by Vanguard, Inspector Kayode Emnmanuel, who is the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence in June at El-Bethel Church, Ita Aka, in Abeokuta, Ogun.
The prosecutor who disclosed further that the accused, a pastor at El- Bethel Church, sexually abused a teenage girl, which resulted into pregnancy, added that the pastor failed to take responsibility of the girl in the last six months of his impregnating her.
Emmanuel who revealed that the pastor who is facing a charge of sexual abuse, added that that the offence contravened Section 32 of the Child Rights Law of Ogun, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty, and after hearing from the prosecutor, the magistrate, Mrs Oriyomi Sofowora, ordered that the accused be remanded for the facts of the case to be stated, and adjourned the case till Nov.30.