A Lagos pastor, Tunde Daniel, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on four counts of defilement, conspiracy, abduction and unlawful abortion on a child.
The Pastor was accused of continously raping a 16-year-old girl, procuring multiple abortions for her and in the process lost her fallopian tube to an ectopic pregnancy.
The girl was said to have underwent multiple abortions for the priest, the police revealed. Daniel was earlier arrested after the case came to light through the Child Protection Network that the head of the Royal Heritage Church, Mafoluku, Lagos, had been sexually abusing the teenager since she was 15.
He had taken the girl to the High Rocks Hospital, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos, claiming to be her guardian and that she was impregnated by her boyfriend.
The hospital claimed that a procedure was conducted on her to save her life when it was learnt that her case had become critical due to the ectopic pregnancy.
The police had now identified another hospital where the Pastor had allegedly taken the girl for abortions in the past.
The doctor of the hospital, God’s Own Clinic, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, who was identified as Dr. Nosa, was arrested
Meanwhile, Nosa and Daniel were arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on four counts of defilement, conspiracy, abduction and unlawful abortion on a child.
They were later granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties in like sum.
They were both remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison pending when they would be able to meet their bail conditions.
The case has been adjourned till January 11, 2018, for trial.