Pastor in jail for drugging, raping woman during spiritual deliverance

A self-styled pastor, Korede Olamide, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ogudu Magistrates' Court sitting in Lagos State, for allegedly drugging and raping a woman who sought spiritual solutions to her problems.

The 37-year-old Olamide was also said to have robbed the woman of an unspecified amount of money when she went to him for special prayers.

The court presided by Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat, heard that Olamide had added Valium 5, a sleep-inducing drug, into the woman's drink, making her sleep until the next day and in the process, forcefully had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lucky Ihiehie told the court that the accused committed the crime on August 20, 2016, at Popoola Guest House, Alapere-Ketu area of the state.
 “The victim told the police that she met the accused some time ago and he told her that he was a pastor, giving her some messages about herself. The accused told the victim some of her problems and the barriers she was facing in life, saying that he would help solve her problems with prayers.

The accused, after their meeting the first time, followed her up with phone calls and asking her the kind of dreams she has been having of late.

He asked her to buy items like Bible, coconut, honey, salt and then told her to meet him for a spiritual bath at an undisclosed address.
The last incident was when the accused told her to buy a sponge, drink, ginger and water before coming to meet him at Popoola Guest House, Alapere-Ketu in Lagos State, where the incident happened.

He gave her a liquid substance in a cup to drink and she passed out and found herself alone the next day with her money gone."
Ihiehie said that during police investigation, a video of the illicit act was found on the phone of the accused with other previous videos of similar treatment of victims, adding that the offences contravened Sections 144(1) (2), 241, 258, 263(1) (2), 57(1) and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Olamide who was arraigned on a six-count of unlawful detention, maliciously administering poison, rape, causing a person to engage in sexual intercourse, provoking breach of peace and stealing, however, pleaded guilty to unlawful detention, maliciously administering poison, rape and stealing but denied causing a person to engage in sexual intercourse, provoking breach of peace.

Sule-Amzat therefore ordered that he be remanded in prison till the next adjourned date of October 6, for sentencing.
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