A senior Pastor of one the new generation churches, Daniel Chukwu, has been thrown behind the bars by the chief magistrate court sitting in Ogba, Lagos State.
Chukwu allegedly defiled two under aged sisters; five and seven years respectively.
The police prosecutor, Raphael Donny, said that Chukwu, who resides at Omodiagu Street, Fire bus stop, Ijegun, Lagos, allegedly defiled the two girls, on many occasions.
The court heard that the accused, a father of two, allegedly sexually engaged the two sisters in sexual intercourse by inserting his finger into their private part after his failed attempt to achieve penetration.
According to Donny, the mother of the girls told the police that she sent the older daughter from her shop to their house to bring recharge cards for her customers but she stayed several hours before she returned.
The prosecutor explained that out of curiosity, the woman requested to know what delayed her child.
The 7-year-old girl opened up and revealed that Pastor Chukwu had sex with her in their corridor.
Donny said, “As she confessed, her younger sister also told their mother that pastor Chukwu had removed her pants and inserted his finger into her private part.”
The Prosecutor, However, hurt the trial, demanding that the court refer the matter to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution for advice.
The judge, Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered Chukwu to be remanded in prison custody without an option of bail.
The court also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.
The Magistrate adjourned till May 6, 2019 for continuation of hearing.