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Assemblies of God Church pastor bags life jail for raping 14-yr-old orphan

Ayodele Olalere

An Assemblies of God Church pastor, Justice Aniele was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, for raping a 14-year-old girl and impregnating her

The victim was said to be under the care of the convict when he perpetrated the act which has landed him in jail. According to the prosecution, he carried out the offence on December 11, 2017, at Amaji community in Omuma Local Government Area of Rivers state where he worked as a pastor.

The presiding Judge, Justice Augusta Kingsley-Chuku, found the accused guilty, saying he took advantage of the victim by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her which resulted in pregnancy and the birth of a little baby boy that later died.

The court held that by attempting to abort the pregnancy,, the convict failed to show remorse and even went ahead to threatened to kill the victim if she revealed the truth to anyone.

According to the judge, the offence is punishable under Section 32, Sub 2 of Rivers State Child Rights Law 2009