LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has remanded the founder of ‘I Reign Christian Ministry’, Bishop Daniel Oluwafeyiropo, for allegedly raping two of his church members (name withheld).
According to the prosecution, the defendant allegedly committed the offences sometime in June 2020 in Ikota Villa Estate, Lekki, Lagos.
Justice Ramon Oshodi remanded the defendant in Kirikiri Correctional Centre on 17 April pending the fulfilment of his bail conditions.
The judge ruled that one of the sureties must be the owner of a build-up property in Lagos State and the property must be enough to cover the bail sum.
“The original document of the landed property must be submitted to the chief registrar of Lagos State. The sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must have three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State,” hesaid.
Justice Oshodi ordered the defendant to deposit his international passport with the chief registrar of the court and ordered accelerated hearing of the case.
News Agency Of Nigeria reports that Oluwafeyiropo, was earlier arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on rape. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to the prosecution, the alleged offence contravened Sections 260 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.