Pastor allegedly impregnated 14-year-old girl, gave girl abortion pills

The pastor, 45, faces two counts of illegal sex and buying an abortion pill for his victim

A Magistrate’s Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos on Tuesday dismissed a pastor from the Royal World Embassy church, Rufus Olatunji, for allegedly raping and impregnating a 14-year-old member.

Chief Magistrate, FM Kayode, who did not accept Olatunji’s appeal, ordered the pastor to be remanded to Ikoyi Correctional Center.

Kayode then adjourned the case to March 8 for citation.

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The pastor, 45, faces two counts of unlawful intercourse and abortion.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offenses in August 2021, at the Royal World Embassy Church, Ipaja.

Olatunde alleged that the pastor had sex with the girl in the church store, which resulted in the pregnancy.

He said that when the pastor found out, he gave the girl medicine to terminate the pregnancy.

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Olatunde said the girl’s parents reported the matter to the police and the accused was arrested.

He said the offenses contravened Sections 137 and 145(1) of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

(NOPE)

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