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How Pastor Raped My Daughter For Three Years – Mother

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An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos State, on Monday, heard how a businesswoman’s 17-year-old daughter was allegedly defiled by a pastor, Chris Mcdouglas.

The witness said Mcdouglas, a pastor at the Peculiar Generation Assembly Church, Lagos, allegedly had sex with the survivor at the back of his church and in different hotels on several occasions.

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The victim’s mother, who was led in evidence in chief by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr Babajide Martins, told the court that the defendant raped her daughter from 2017 to 2020 in the guise of taking her out for gospel ministration.

Mcdouglas is standing trial on nine counts bordering on defilement, rape and sexual assault by penetration, preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

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He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to her, when she confronted the defendant for defiling her daughter, he burst into tears and blamed it on the devil.

She said, “Pastor Mcdouglas will come to my house and ask my daughter to follow him for ministration so as to use her talent as a chorister to bless others.

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“Unknown to me, according to my daughter, when he takes her out for ministration, he will branch in a hotel and have sex with her.

“When I confronted him with some leaders in the church, he said he was deceived by the devil and told me to forgive him.”

The witness, who gave evidence before Justice Ramon Oshodi, said she recorded her conversation as well as the defendant’s alleged confession on her phone.

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“The pastor, whom I trusted so much with my family and saw as my spiritual father, entered my house anytime I was not around to have sex with my daughter.

“My daughter told me Pastor Mcdouglas would sneak into the house while I was not around, cover the curtains, cover her mouth and force himself on her.

“My daughter said when he sees that she wants to shout to attract our neighbours, pastor will bring out the fairly-used clothes that I sell and pretend to be selecting from it,” she added.

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She stated that her daughter’s alleged sexual encounter with the defendant drove her (victim) into depression, which made her faint constantly.

The witness added that the defendant would come to the house and prayed for the survivor whenever she fainted and also told them to sow seed to the church for her to stay alive

She said, “I used my salary most times to sow seed on the instruction of Pastor Mcdouglas and my husband also gave him money to buy supplements for me.

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“She said sometimes, the pastor will call her to his house to help wash his children’s clothes and ended up raping her in his house.

“He threatened my daughter that she would die if she told anyone about it.”

During cross-examination by the defence counsel, Mr Suleiman Salami, the witness told the court that she had known the defendant for more than 12 years and that her husband had been outside Nigeria for 10 years.

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She stated that the defendant used to collect money from her family and he did not offer financial help to her family.

The woman said she was a member of the ushering department, an administrative officer and a member of the building committee of the church but left the church in 2020.

She confirmed to the court that the survivor, who was her first daughter, was depressed from 2017 to 2020.

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My daughter is moody whenever she comes back from pastor’s house, which is inside the church.

“Pastor does not give me breathing space as he is always in my house.

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“My daughter always faints anytime she comes back from ministration and pastor always gives her holy water to drink.

“This has affected my daughter as she always have suicidal thought because I once received a call from her school that she wanted to buy an insecticide,” she said.

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Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri

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Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.

The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.

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The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.

Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.

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The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.

They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.

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Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.

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According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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New Naira: Two Arrested For Transacting Counterfeit Notes In Enugu

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The Enugu State Police Command arrested two suspects, Joseph Chinenye, 39, and Onyeka Kenneth Ezeja, 29, allegedly for possessing, transacting and selling counterfeit notes of the newly redesigned naira.

A statement issued on Friday by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said the suspects, who reside at Iheakpu-Awka in Igbo-Eze South and Onicha Enugu-Ezike in Igbo-Eze North local government areas of the state, were caught with 180 pieces of the newly redesigned N1,000 notes which are counterfeit.

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Ndukwe revealed that preliminary investigation showed that the notes, which were in three separate batches, “bear the same serial numbers of A/34:282656, A/46:578759 and 8/93:852942,” while the suspects claimed to have secured the fake notes from an unidentified woman in Benin, Edo State.

“In addition, they confessed to attempting to sell the notes to a POS operator, who rejected them, before [police] operatives arrested them at a filling station in Ibagwa-Aka community of Igbo-Eze LGA, where they used the notes to purchase petrol,” he stated.

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The Police Public Relations Officer affirmed that the suspects would be arraigned in court once investigation is concluded by the state CID.

The statement reassured the public of the commitment of the Police to fish out criminal elements perpetrating such acts of economic sabotage and ensure that they are brought to book.

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