“Pastor raped me during a prayer session, while speaking in tongues” – Pastor sent to Prison

    The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja has sentenced a cleric, Bishop Oluwafeyiropo Daniels, to life in prison for the offence of raping a pastor in his church, “I Reign Christian Ministry” in June 2020.

    He was also found guilty of the offence of sexual assault of two members of his church and sentenced to three years in prison.

    While delivering judgment, Justice Rahman Oshodi said he believed the testimony of the complainant as well as other witnesses who gave direct evidence which weren’t contradicted at any point during the trial, despite the denials of the defendant.

    The cleric faced trial on an amended four-count charge bordering on rape, sexual assault and attempted rape.

    The pastor was accused of sexually assaulting three of his church members at his residence in Lekki and at his church premises in Ikeja.

    In May 2023, the cleric was remanded in court for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman at his Lekki residence.

    The church member had told the court that the cleric had sex with her during a prayer session, while speaking in tongues.