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Pastor in Ondo allegedly rapes 16-year-old epileptic girl

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Pastor in Ondo allegedly rapes 16-year-old epileptic girl

Pastor in Ondo allegedly rapes 16-year-old epileptic girl

A Pastor of Holy Ghost Mission Church Ehinogbe, Owo, Ondo state, Peter Alatake, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly raping a 16-year-old secondary school girl suffering from epilepsy during a ‘deliverance’ session in his church.

The victim, according to the police prosecutor, was put in the care of the self-acclaimed pastor last year by her patents to get healing from the epilepsy ailment she had been battling with for years.

It was gathered that Alatake serially raped her between the 15 and 20th of April 2020 leading to complications in her private part and anus as confirmed by a medical report.

Olawoye said a medical report confirmed the committal of the offence by the clergyman.

However, counsel to the suspect, Aderemi Adetula pleaded that his client is granted bail given the ongoing decongestion of prisons and promised to provide credible sureties to ensure his available for justice.

The Attorney General, however, did not oppose the bail application noting that “provided the suspect will not jump bail”.

In her ruling, Magistrate, Olubunmi Dosumu, thereafter, granted the accused person bail in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in like sum.

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