Adebayo Adenrele

A Pastor of the Revolutionary Insight Church, Agba Dam, Ilorin, Makanjuola Olabisi has been remanded by a Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of three biological sisters in Ilorin.

He was remanded by the court for alleged rape, contrary to the penal code law of Kwara State, Nigeria.

According to the police report, the pastor preached to the victims to be attending his church, the Revolutionary Insight Church, located at Agba Dam, Ilorin, the state capital in 2018.

The pastor was said to have invited the eldest sister for prayers after she declined his proposal to be his lover.

It was alleged that the pastor eventually raped the victim and her two siblings at different times.

“when the complainants (victims) discovered that the pastor has been taking sexual advantage of them, they stopped attending the church and the development made the pastor to threaten that calamity would befall them,” the police report said.

It was garnered that the court did not take the plea of the defendant.

The prosecutor, Inspector Matthew Ologbonsaye, informed the court of a motion exparte attached to the charges, enjoining the court to remand the pastor, pending the outcome of the legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecution in the state Ministry of Justice.

The magistrate, Fatimah Salihu, while ruling stated that the court lacks jurisdiction to take the pastor’s plea and ordered his remand in Federal Correctional Facility, Ilorin, pending the receipt of advice from the DPP.

The case was adjourned till September 14, 2022 for further mention.