A Kano-based pastor has pleaded guilty to
raping 13-year-old twin sisters and their 11-year-old sibling after he
was arraigned before a Kano Magistrate Court yesterday.
Pastor Samuel Joe of Weather Head road in Sabon Gari of Fagge Local
Government Area of Kano State was paraded last week along with 34 other
suspected rapists the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji
Musa Majia, in Kano.
“Joe criminally deceived his victims and lured them into his
matrimonial bed and had an unlawful sexual intercourse with them and
fingered the other one,” according to the charge sheet seen Daily
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty to the
two-count charge and pleaded for leniency, saying “It is the devil’s
In view of his admission, the presiding judge, Magistrate Maryam
Ahmad Sabo, ordered the accused person be remanded in prison custody and
adjourned the case to 26 September 2017.
Magistrate Maryam also urged parents to always keep eyes on their children.
The offence, which contravenes Sections 283 and 263 of the penal code
of law, was reported to the police one Sylvester Osehi through the
Legal Aid Council of Nigeria
source: Daily Trust.