Pastor remanded for ‘defiling’ twins



An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday remanded a 54-year-old pastor, Michael Olise, in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly defiling 12-year-old twins.

Olise, a friend to the twins’ father, is facing a two-count charge of child defilement before Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi.

The defendant is said to be a pastor at Anointing Chosen Vessel, Governor’s Road, Ikotun, Lagos.

Prosecuting police officer Raphael Dony said the defendant committed the offence last month at 2, Okanlawon Street, Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos.

In the first count, Olise was alleged to have unlawfully defiled the first twin on November 15, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

In the second count, he was said to have sometime in November unlawfully and sexually assaulted the second twin by fingering her, thereby commiting an offence contrary to Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The defendant was said to have committed the act in the house they all lived in. The girls live with their parents.

Olise was said to have perpetrated the act when the girls’ mother travelled out of the country and their father was at work.

Magistrate Osunsanmi did not take the defendant’s plea. The case continues on January 23.

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