One 29 year-old pastor, Stephen Kalu has been sentenced to years of imprisonment by the High court in Nyanya, Abuja. This Adoration Ministry Pastor, has his church around Kashi Area, Abuja, Nigeria.
It was gathered that he was first nabbed during the year 2019 after he was alleged of have committed the offence of rape against a teenager.
The convict was said to have dared to mate with a girl without her consent on the 28th April, 2018. This highly despicable act was said to have been carried out at the convict’s residence on the said date, not even when such action contravenes section 31(1&2)of the Child Right’s Act,
The culprit who had confessed to sleeping with her several times did not curry the favour of the judge, who went ahead to determine the matter and as well hyped on the fact that the regular sex had resulted in the birth of a child.
The judge, Justice Kekemeke noted while commenting on the promise made by the culprit to marry the molested girl. This, according to Kekemeke has not stopped the law from having its way.
He ruled on as irrelevant count II, he proceeded to pronounce judgement relying solely on Count I, being an aberration of section 31(1) of the Child Rights Act.
He said the country and his court have witnessed enough in rape cases.
Kekemeke added that due to the pathetic situation, the system must be dealt with as kids are protected.
“The law is already there. The same defendant committed a similar offence of rape while on bail. He is a danger to our children, The defendant is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment”, he ruled.