April 23, 2024

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Pastor Feyi Daniels Sentenced to Life Imprisonment For Sexual Assault

The Lagos state high court has sentenced Bishop Feyi Daniels to life imprisonment for sexual assault.

The acclaimed ‘man of God’ was arraigned before Justice Ramon Oshodi on three amended counts bordering on rape and sexual assault, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Rahman Oshodi, the trial judge, on Friday, found the cleric guilty of rape and sexual assault of a female worshipper. A 23-year-old assistant pastor told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos, Oluwafeyiropo, popularly known as Feyi Daniel, raped her twice.

Led in evidence by Lagos State counsel, Mr Babajide Boye, she told the court that she was an assistant pastor of 1 Reign Christian Ministry founded by the bishop.

According to her, she knew the bishop on May 28, 2018, when her friend invited her to a church programme at Akungba-Akoko in Ondo State, where the cleric ministered.

She said after the programme which was tagged “Strictly Supernatural,” she became a member of the church and rose to the position of an assistant pastor. She said Pastor Boluwatishe Oladejo took over from Pastor Toyosi Bamise as the Lead Pastor then.

The witness told the court that the bishop, whom she regarded as her spiritual father, raped her at his residence in Ikota Villa Estate, Lekki, Lagos State, on June 21, 2020.

According to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), the cleric also bagged a three-year jail term for molestation. Both sentences are to run concurrently. The DSVA said the convict’s name will registered in the sexual offenders register as maintained by Lagos state.