A 49-year-old pastor, Friday Arthur, has been charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for the alleged defiling of two under-aged sisters aged 10 and 11 in Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Victor Eruada, told the court that Arthur committed the offence between March 28 and April 6 at the Ikota Housing Estate area of Lekki, Lagos.
Sgt. Eruada said the pastor had, at various times, lured the girls into his room and defiled them…
He said that the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011. Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of the offence of defiling a child.
Arthur, who resides at No. 856, Ikota Housing Estate, Lekki, Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.
The two sisters and their female guardian were in court.
Surprisingly, when the charges were read to him, Pastor Arthur pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs Linda Balogun, granted the pastor N500,000 bail with two sureties and adjourned the case till May 27.