A FCT High Court has sentenced a 29 year old Adoration Ministry Pastor to life imprisonment for raping a 17 year old lady multiple times in his residence.
The convict known as Stephen Kalu is pastor of Adoration Ministry, Karshi in Abuja. He was arraigned in October 2019 by the police on a two-count charge of rape.
The convict had intercourse with a girl on October 28, 2018 at his residence in Karshi, without her consent.
The offence was contrary to section 31 (1) of the Child’s Right Act and punishable under 31 (2) of the same Act, NAN reports.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Peter Kekemeke determined that the prosecutor, Donatus Abah proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.
He said the defendant admitted sleeping with the girl several times, resulting in a pregnancy and the birth of a baby girl.
The judge noted that though the defendant promised to marry the victim, the offence had been committed and the law must take its course.