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Lagos Pastor Bags Life Imprisonment

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Lagos Pastor Bags Life Imprisonment

A High Court in Lagos, Nigeria has sentenced Bishop Feyiropo Daniels, popularly known as Feyi Daniel, to life imprisonment for the offence of rape and 3 years imprisonment for sexual assault of a female worshipper.

Both sentences are to run concurrently and his name will be registered in the Sexual Offenders Register as maintained by Lagos State.

The acclaimed ‘man of God’ was remanded in prison custody in April 2023, by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for allegedly raping two of his church members.

According to one of the victims, she knew the bishop on May 28, 2018, when her friend invited her to a church programme at Akungba-Akoko in Ondo State, where the cleric ministered.

She said after the programme she became a member of the church and rose to the position of an assistant pastor, and that the bishop, whom she regarded as her spiritual father, raped her at his residence in Ikota Villa Estate, Lekki, Lagos State, on June 21, 2020.

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In reaching his judgment, the court found that “the cleric used his dominant character and position to sexually violate two members of his church.

Delivering judgment, today, Justice 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.

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