An Oredo Magistrate Court sitting in Benin, Monday, remanded a cleric, Pastor Fidelis Ejoke, 23 for abducting and indecently assaulting his General Overseer’s 13-year-old daughter.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of unlawful and indecent assault and abduction, an offence which contravenes Sections 360 and 362 of the Criminal Code.
Police Prosecutor, Mr. Samuel Ogaht, told the court presided over by the Chief Magistrate, Mr. Peter Edo-Asemota, that the the minor was the daughter of the Pastor Ejoke’s General Overseer.
Testifying, the 13-year-old junior secondary school student told the court how the accused started making love to her in November 2012.
She also explained how the said pastor asked her to go to her mother’s safe to bring money, adding that she gave the money to him without counting it and later the pastor confirmed it was N145,000.
The court, however, said the accused should be remanded in prison while the case was adjourned to June 23, 2013.