Pastor Chibuike Arrested for Raping Pregnant Woman in Lagos...

Following his arrest by the police, Pastor Chibuike Isreal, 28, appeared before an Ejigbo Magistrate's Court on Thursday in Lagos, over alleged unlawful carnal knowledge and stealing.

The accused, who resides at the Ijegun Area of Lagos, is facing three-count charge of sexual assault, stealing and obtaining by false pretences.

The prosecutor, Femi Adeleye, told the court that the accused, Pastor Chibuike, unlawfully had sex with the woman, when she was nine months pregnant for her husband.

He told the court that the accused committed the offences in August at No. 4, Ojorubutu St, Kudeyibu, Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos. He added that the accused also unlawfully obtained N250 from her under false pretences. Mr. Adeleye, a police corporal, further told the court that Israel stole the said amount from his victim.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravene Sections 250, 263 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Funny enough, Pastor Chibuike pleaded not guilty to the charge. His counsel, Jacint Ogbedele, pleaded with the court to grant her client bail in the most liberal terms.

And the Magistrate, P.E. Nwaka, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties.

The case was adjourned to February 10, 2014, for trial.