Pastor jailed 13 years after raping church member’s daughter

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An Abeokuta High Court sitting in Isabo, on Friday sentenced a cleric, Johnson Adeleke, to five years imprisonment for raping a 14 year-old member of his church.

Mr. Adeleke, the pastor of a new generation church in Abeokuta, was docked on one-count charge of rape contrary to Section 258 (1) of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun 2006.

In her ruling, the judge, Olatokunbo Majekodunmi, held that from the evidence before her, the convict was guilty of the charge of rape preferred against him.

Mr. Majekodunmi held that the cleric had intercourse with the victim, now 27 years, when she was 14 years.

“The convict John Adeleke was the pastor of the church the victim and her parents attend.

“In the year 2004, Adeleke proposed marriage to the victim and informed her parents that God revealed to him that the victim is his wife; the claim was disregarded by her parents.

“The convict attended night vigil at the home of the victim and used the opportunity to have sexual intercourse with her.

“The convict disvirgined his victim and threatened to kill her if she informs anybody.

“The parents of the victim later knew about it, which led to the arrest of the convict,” Mrs. Majekodunmi said.

In his testimony, Mr. Adeleke admitted that he had carnal knowledge of the victim when she was 19 years, not 14 years, as claimed by the prosecution.

He also admitted that the victim was in secondary school and a virgin during the period.

His counsel, Adebiyi Ogundeyi, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.

The judge sentenced Mr. Adeleke to five years imprisonment without an option of fine.



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  • 0tile

    The conjugation took place when Adeleke was a Muslim, but they did nothing. Th waited till he converted to Christianity then they slapped him with this clumsy accusation.

  • Alhaji

    South West judges are now working. Yesterday an Ekiti State judge sentenced a VP to life imprisonment for raping. Keep the ball rolling so that Oduduwa Republic will be one of best nations in the world.

    • Julius

      Amen !…I wish the same for the entire country.

  • Abdussalami Yaro

    Why these so called “men of God” can’t tame their unholy d..ks. We have heard too many reports on Pastors running wild in their sexual escapades in Churches.We have not forgotten Pastor Suleuman, of blessed memory.

  • Da Vin ci

    The usual say is touch not my anointed,and do my prophet no harm;the reason men who market God for a living get away with so many atrocities they commit

  • Julius

    This is good news tho I would have hoped for a longer prison sentence but, its a start.

  • realist

    He needed a virgin at the time to demonically boost his pastorpreneursip. The Pastors are like that and pursue it vigorously in order to be rich and popular. Satan doesn’t give popularity free of charge.

  • emmanuel

    Sweet justice!