July 13, 2024

Court jails pastor Oliseh for life over defilement of friend’s 12-year-old twin daughters

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An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, on Wednesday sentenced a 54-year-old pastor, Michael Oliseh, to life imprisonment for defiling his friend’s twin daughters.

The presiding judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye in her judgement frowned at the breach of trust of the assistant Pastor of the Anointed Chosen Vessel Ministry in Okota, Lagos, as a “serial rapist” who took delight in defiling his friend’s daughters.

She said the prosecution had convincingly proved the charges of defilement against Oliseh beyond any reasonable doubt.

The judge said the convict’s action is unbecoming of a pastor, very disloyal and untrustworthy for abusing girls who were entrusted to him.

Soladoye noted that the convict should have his name enter in the Sex Offenders Register of the Lagos State Government.

The judge also rebuked the parents of the survivors for lack of discipline by sending the survivors to stay with the convict.

The judge, however, stated that the need for responsible parenting cannot be overemphasised.

According to the prosecution counsel, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, Oliseh committed the crimes sometimes in November 2017 in Ago, near Okota, a suburb of Lagos.

She said that the defendant defiled the survivors after their father had entrusted them in his care and travelled to the village for a burial.

She said that Oliseh then threatened the survivors that their father would become jobless if they told anyone about the sexual encounter.

The prosecution said that Oliseh was caught by one of the neighbours after he had chased one of the survivors in the compound and dragged her with her pant.

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