General Overseer of the Holy Ghost Mission Church, Pastor Peter Alatake, has been arraigned before an Owo magistrate court in Ondo State.
The clergy man was arraigned for raping a young girl of 16 years old Epileptic secondary school girl.
The Girl was said to have been taken to his church for deliverance but pastor Alatake ended up raping the girl Severally. Pastor Alatake was alleged to have Raped the girl between the 15 and 20th of April and it led to the victim developing complications in her Vagina and A us.
A medical test conducted at medical center, Owo comfrimed the complications before the pastor was arrested. Alatake was arraigned on a one count of unlawful having carnal knowledge of a minor, an offense punishable under 357 of the criminal laws of Ondo State.
He pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him and the stat
e Attorney General and commissioner for justice, Adeola Olawoye, announced the decision of the State to Prosecute the case. Counsel to the suspect, Aderemi Adetula, however pleaded for bail in view of the ongoing decongestion of prison and promised to provide sureties to ensure is client is available for justice.
Presiding magistrate, Olubunmi Dosunmu, granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 two sureties in like sum. The sureties, according to Dosunmu, must be a general Overseer of a reputable church in Owo and a Director in the Civil Service with National identity card. Evidence of tax clearance, landed property in magisterial district the case was adjourned to June 2, 2020 for further hearing based on the advice of the Director of Public prosecution.
This will serve as a Lesson to other who derive pleasure in raping minors.