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Man rapes, impregnates daughter

A man who touts himself as a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Emmanuel Orekoya, has been arraigned for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter.

Orekoya claims to belong to the Wisdom Tabernacle Parish, Lawanson, Lagos.

Orekoya was, on Tuesday, arraigned before the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for allegedly raping and impregnating his 17-year-old daughter.

The defendant is facing two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

Back in November 2022, a video that went viral purportedly showed the girl alleging that her biological father slept with her for over two years, allegedly with the knowledge of her mother.

On Tuesday, February 27, the state’s prosecution counsel, Mrs. Abimbola Abolade, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2017 at Jacob Adeleye Street, Odo Eran, Itire area of Lagos State.

The prosecutor also told the court that Orekoya sexually assaulted the victim by inserting his finger inside her vagina and inserting his penis inside her mouth.

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According to the prosecutor, the offences Orekoya committed contravened Section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Soladoye adjourned the case till April 17 for the commencement of trial.

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