Friday, August 17, 2012

Abuja pastor sent to prison for raping underage girls

An Abuja High Court judge, Hussein Baba-Yusuf, on
Wednesday, ordered that Apostle Basil Princewill be
incarcerated in Kuje Prison while awaiting his
prosecution for rape charges.
The judge gave the order just after the suspect's
counsel, Esther Uzoma, complained that her client
had not yet been issued a copy of his charges by the
prosecution.
Esther Uzoma argued that following due legal
procedures, any suspect in a crime should first be
served with a copy of the charges, to aid in the
adequate preparation of his/her defence. She said
that her client was ignorant of his crime and
unprepared for any defence. In his ruling, Baba-
Yusuf ordered the prosecution to effect service of
the charges and other court processes on the
counsel to the suspect.
Chuka Mitchel, the counsel to the Commissioner of
Police, FCT Command, had, in a suit, alleged that
sometime in March, Princewill, the General Overseer
of Mountain Movers Fire Ministries Church in
Nyanya, Abuja, raped and assaulted two 14-year-old
girls.
It was earlier reported that the judge permitted the
FCT police command to apprehend the Pastor on a
two-count charge bordering on conspiracy, criminal
impersonation, criminal intimidation.
On Friday, July 6, Princewill and Paulyn Ode, the
coordinator of the church, were brought before a
Chief Magistrate Court in Karuon the charges of
conspiracy, criminal impersonation, criminal
intimidation and assault
Oluwaseyi O.
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