*Winners Chapel Pastor Bags Life Imprisonment In Ekiti – Details*

Winners Chapel Pastor Bags Life Imprisonment In Ekiti – Details

Information reaching thenewskingdom have it that a pastor with Winners Chapel Church, Omuo-Ekiti, identified as Enoch Gbinyiam, has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, 13th June, 2024 by an Ado-Ekiti High Court for defiling a minor in his church.

According to the report, Gbinyiam was dragged before the court on a one-count charge levelled against him. Julius Ajiba, the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had told the court that the pastor r*p€d the daughter of a member of the church during her visit to the vicarage.

Aliba disclosed that the victim usually visited the vicarage to assist the pastor’s wife with house chores, teach and help his young children in their school assignments.

“It was during one of her visits to the mission house that the defendant sedated a bottle of fanta and offered her to drink. The minor took the Fanta and slept off only to wake up and found out that she was bleeding profusely from her V.”

“The police were alerted and the pastor was arrested and then charged to court”. Aliba revealed.

“The offence contravened section 2 of the Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019. Four witnesses had tendered two exhibits to prove his case”.

Additionally, the pastor, who spoke through his counsel, Adeyinka Opaleke, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. He called one witness and tendered an evidence in defence of himself.

The sitting judge, Justice O.I.O Ogunyemi ruled that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and then convicted the defendant and sentenced him to life imprisonment in a Correctional Centre.

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