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The police have arraigned a 32-year-old fake pastor at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday for allegedly raping a woman.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Raji Akeem, told the court that the suspect, Micheal Akpan, a resident of Iju in Lagos, committed the offence on August 17 at his residence.

Raji said that the suspect pretended to be a pastor and told the 29-year-old complainant, who was on her way to work, that he had powers to deliver her from satanic oppression.

He told the court that the accused sent the complainant to buy seven bottles of olive oil for spiritual cleansing and also asked her to meet him in his house later that day.

On getting to the house, he said the suspect shut the door at her and raped her.

The offence, he said, contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Jadesola Adeyemi –Ajayi, granted the suspect bail with a sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The court, after also ordering the accused to pay additional N20,000 as part of the bail condition, adjourned the case until October 10 for mention.

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