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Pastor sentenced to life imprisonment for raping 12-year- old twins



By Teide Emomotimi

A pastor identified as Micheal Oliseh has been sentenced to death by Justice Abiola Soladoye of a Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, for raping his friend’s twelve years old twin daughters.

Justice Soladoye described pastor Micheal Oliseh, in her judgement who is the assistant pastor of the Anointed Chosen Vessel Ministry in Okota, Lagos, as a “Serial rapist” that he took advantage on his friend’s twin daughters.

Justice Soladoye stated that the prosecution had convincingly proved the charges of defilement against the convict beyond any reasonable doubt.

According the court, “this conduct is unbecoming of a pastor. Having been found guilty as charged with the two offenses, the court held, the defendant is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.

She also noted that the sentences should run concurrently, adding that his name would be in the sex offenders Register of the Lagos State Government in Nigeria.

The presiding judge on the other hand also blamed the parents of the victims for allowing and sending their children to stay with the convict.

The presiding judge added that parents of the survivors lack discipline and ought not to have sent their children to go and stay in pastor Micheal Oliseh house, now days Children are not to be entrusted by living with adults.

However, during the court hearing, five witnesses testified at the trial and five exhibits were tendered.
According to the prosecution counsel, Olufunke Adegoke, the clergyman committed the crimes sometime in November 2017 about five years ago. Close to the Okota suburb of Lagos and the offenses violated Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the defendant said the father placed them on his care and traveled to the village for burial.