A 38-year-old pastor has been sentenced to life imprisonment for having uinlawful carnal knowledge of and impregnating his 14-year-old in-law.
Ofure Rey Siakpere was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, by an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court.
He was 35 at the time he committed the offence around March 2018 at his residence located at No. 10, Salaudeen Imam Street, Lagos.
In court, the minor recalled being overpowered and defiled at least 15 times by Siakpere who is married to her aunt.
Ofure Siakpere, who may now spend the rest of his life in jail, was quite active on Twitter before he was charged to court and jailed for r*pe.
His Twitter bio speaks of his love for God and has the hashtag #God-fearingteam and “Jesus Christ” boldly displayed on his Twitter account.
In his pinned tweet, he advised men who place relevance on women, money and power to “keep it checked today”.
Despite the minor’s testimony in court, the convict and his wife countered the minor’s claim and the convict continued to maintain his innocence.
However, Justice Abiola Soladoye ruled that the prosecution proved their case beyond any reasonable doubt and also brought in witnesses who gave “compelling and convincing” accounts.
Asides being sentenced to life imprisonment with no option of fine, the convict’s name will also be registered in the Sex Offenders Register of Lagos state government.