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Pastor arraigned over alleged defilement

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A 38-year-old pastor, Idowu Samson, was on Monday arraigned before an Iseyin Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl (name withheld).

The Prosecutor, Shaib Shedrack, told the court that the defendant, who operates a church in the Iseyin metropolis, committed the crime on Aug. 19.

He said that offense was contrary to and punishable under Section 210 (A) Cap C38, Laws of the Federation 2004.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two count-charges of defilement and impersonation.

The defense counsel, Ade Bamgbose, pleaded for bail for his client in a liberal term.

The Chief Magistrate, Maaruff Mudashiru, ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody pending the ruling on the bail application.

Mudashiru, thereafter, adjourned the case until October 12 for ruling on the bail application and hearing on the matter.

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