An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a pastor, Ilesanmi Emmauel of Christ Apostolic Church, be remanded in prison for alleged rape of a minor.
Magistrate Adefunke Ajibade ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending the advice of the state Director of Public Prosecution.
Ajibade described the case as a pathetic one, especially as it involved a minor and a person that should be a father and shepherd of flocks in public church.
Prosecutor Curtis Enabulele told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 12 at Ikere-Ekiti.
Enabulele alleged that the accused unlawfully had sexual intercourse with a minor, who is a member of his church which resulted to pregnancy.
The accused had threatened that the victim would die within seven days if she confessed to anyone that he raped her.